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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 515-517
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a Horse-Shoe kidney


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

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Sudip C Chakraborty
Department of Urology, IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata
India
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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.


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