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Emphysematous pyelonephritis - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Diabetes, flank pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Replacement of much of the right kidney with gas. Retroperitoneal and collecting system gas. Surround fluid/stranding. Small ascites. Less severe involvement of the left kidney with perinephric collections containing gas. 

Case Discussion

Bilateral involvement demonstrating the variety of severity of emphysematous pyelonephritis, with diffuse cortical destruction on the right and more minor involvement on the left centered on perinephric collections. 

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Case information

rID: 78368
Published: 3rd Jun 2020
Last edited: 4th Jun 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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