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Post nephrectomy abscess formation

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


This 45-year-old man has a history of renal cell carcinoma. Radical nephrectomy was performed one month earlier. He now presents with fever and left flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male
CT scan shows a large collection with internal septation and peripheral contrast enhancement in the left renal bed which is extending into the subcutaneous tissue with associated involvement of  the left psoas muscle.There are also multiple hyperdense stones in the gallbladder and a small epigastric hernia.

Case Discussion

Post nephrectomy abscess formation in a 45-year old man with radical nephrectomy performed for renal cell carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 20979
Published: 25th Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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