Emphysematous pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Right flank pain, fever and leukocytosis.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Extensive gas overlying the renal parenchyma, collecting system and perinephric tissues on the right side. Additional linear gas shadows along paraspinal region, representing retroperitoneal air.

Case Discussion

The findings of the abdominal xray are compatible with emphysematous pyelonephritis and retroperitoneal free gas.

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Case information

rID: 21473
Published: 25th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Nov 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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