Renal tuberculosis with autonephrectomy

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Vague abdominal symptoms for investigation

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 22394
Published: 29th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.