Renal tuberculosis with autonephrectomy

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

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Vague abdominal symptoms for investigation

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

There is dystrophic calcification involving the entire left kidney and punctate calcifications scattered throughout the spleen and liver.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the typical appearances of multiorgan chronic tuberculosis within the abdomen. Most striking is the dystrophic calcification of the entire left kidney ("putty kidney") which is in keeping with with tuberculous autonephrectomy. There are also multiple tuberculous granulomas throughout the spleen and liver.

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Case Information

rID: 22394
Case created: 29th Mar 2013
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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