Emphysematous pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Jose Miguel Terrazas Najera

Presentation

10 years history of diabetes, uncontrolled for 1 month.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
CT

Patient referred for lumbar pain.

Scout view demonstrate gas pattern at the left renal fossa. CT scan better delineates gas collection. The left psoas muscle is also affected. The CT scan also shows a pneumoperitoneum.

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Case information

rID: 21854
Published: 22nd Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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