Emphysematous pyelonephritis

Case contributed by G Balachandran


Known case of diabetes mellites with renal failure. Referred for evaluation of abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Scout CT scan film shows air pockets in the right renal fossa.

CT scan upper abdomen shows air pockets in right perinephric space and enlarged right kidney.

Case Discussion

A thirty-five years old female patient was referred for evaluation of abdominal pain. She was a known case of diabetes mellitus with renal failure. The scout CT film shows pockets of air collection in the right renal fossa. The NECT confirms the air collection to be in the perinephric space. Contrast study was not done due to poor renal parameters.

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