Acute pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Bilateral flank pain, mild fever and burning micturation.

Patient Data

Age: 40 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Diffusely hypoechoic and thickened cortex with compressed renal sinuses.

Case Discussion

In view of history and findings on ultrasonography, diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis is suggested. Ultrasonography may not pick up any changes in many cases of pyelonephritis but may sometime help to clinch the diagnosis in appropriate clinical setting.

It may also identify associated complications like a renal abscess or a likely contributory cause, such as a renal stone.

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Case Information

rID: 26161
Case created: 3rd Dec 2013
Last edited: 6th Mar 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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