Striated nephrogram - acute pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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25 Y/O male with fever and flank pain .

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

Contrast-enhanced CT of the kidneys demonstrates a striated paflern in the kidneys in the nephrographic  phase.

Case Discussion

A  striated nephrogram on contrast-enhanced CT that consists of discrete rays of alternating attenuation extending to the cortex is  characteristic of acute pyelonephritis and is better demonstrated on CT than on  excretory urography.

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Case information

rID: 21350
Case created: 17th Jan 2013
Last edited: 20th Feb 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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