Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 515--517

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a Horse-Shoe kidney


Ritesh Mongha1, Arindam Dutta1, Mukesh Vijay1, Uttara Chatterjee2, Sudip C Chakraborty1 
1 Department of Urology, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER) & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Pathology, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER) & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudip C Chakraborty
Department of Urology, IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata
India

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN) represents an unusual suppurative gra­nulomatous reaction to chronic infection, often in the presence of chronic obstruction from a calculus. We present a case of XGPN in a horse shoe kidney in an adult. Hemi-nephrectomy of the involved side was followed by clinical improvement. The case highlights the importance of early hemi-nephrectomy in XPGN with horse shoe kidney.


How to cite this article:
Mongha R, Dutta A, Vijay M, Chatterjee U, Chakraborty SC. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a Horse-Shoe kidney.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:515-517


How to cite this URL:
Mongha R, Dutta A, Vijay M, Chatterjee U, Chakraborty SC. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a Horse-Shoe kidney. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];21:515-517
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