Acute pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Bilateral flank pain, mild fever and burning micturation.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

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
Published: 3rd Dec 2013
Last edited: 13th Aug 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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