Renal tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Itziar Oronoz Mitxelena


Nonspecific abdominal pain focused on epigastrium. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female


Amorphous calcifications in the area of the right kidney. Also known as "putty kidney" or "mastic kidney".


Right renal

Large irregular and shadowing mass in right renal fossa.



Small right kidney with dystrophic calcifications.

Case Discussion

Amorphous or dystrophic renal calcifications ("putty kidney") is associated with end-phase renal tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 70795
Published: 13th Sep 2019
Last edited: 16th Sep 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

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