Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Left flank pain for 3 days associated with increasing fever.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Some reduced enhancement areas in the lower pole of left kidney compared to the normal portions of the right kidney. The 3D reconstruction shows the affected area in the lower pole of the left kidney (low contrast uptake).

Case Discussion

The case was treated as an acute bacterial pyelonephritis.

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Case information

rID: 13900
Published: 29th May 2011
Last edited: 27th Apr 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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