Renal abscess


Renal abscesses usually form following pyelonephritis. Immuno-suppressed patients are most susceptible, particularly those with diabetes mellitus.

Small abscesses may be treated with antibiotics only. Larger abscesses are typically treated with an image-guided percutaneous drain insertion, as in this case.

Successful resolution was achieved in 36 hours following ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage.