Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


History of urinary tract infection.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male


CT scans through the kidneys show a staghorn calculus in an enlarged left kidney with low attenuation cystic spaces. Left perinephric inflammatory change. No ureteric calculus. No perinephric collection.

Case Discussion

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis associated with long-term obstruction is uncommon. Like in this case, it typically occurs in the presence of a staghorn calculus.

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Case information

rID: 24456
Published: 18th Aug 2013
Last edited: 10th Dec 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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