Acute bacterial pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Five days abdominal pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Upper abdomen

At the right renal midpole is a wedge-shaped, hypodensity with associated fat stranding. No hydronephrosis. Liver, gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands, left kidney and pancreas all have a normal appearance. Appendix is normal. Bowel is unremarkable. No free fluid or free gas. Prominent para- aortic lymph nodes. Lung bases are clear. No suspicious bone lesion.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical CT appearance of acute pyelonephritis, which is on the right. Urine culture grew E. Coli

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Case information

rID: 27931
Published: 27th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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