Lobar nephronia

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Left loin pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female
Ultrasound
2 echogenic foci in the left kidney (upper pole lesion is mass-like and lower pole more wedge-shaped).  Note absence of blood flow on colour Doppler

Case Discussion

Lobar nephronia is a focal area of infection in the kidney prior to abscess formation. The swelling associated with infection in lobar nephronia causes reduced blood due to extrinisic compression of blood vessels traversing the region.

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Case information

rID: 21623
Case created: 4th Feb 2013
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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