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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Indian J Med Res .
Source : Indian J Med Res, Volume 148, Issue 6, p.759-760 (2018)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : radiology
Year : 2018
Abstract : Purpose: The propose of this study was to describe the imaging findings in four patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis and to perform a review of the literature. Material and methods: Four cases of emphysematous pyelonephritis are presented. US and CT examinations were available for all patients. Results: Gas within the kidney may be diagnosed by plain film or rarely by ultrasound, but its location and its extent are best evaluated by CT. A review of the literature shows that emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare and life-threatening infection typically occurring in diabetic patients. Conclusion: CT is useful for diagnosing emphysematous pyelonephritis, especially when symptoms fail to resolve promptly with medical therapy.
Cite this Research Publication : A. V. Nair and Ramachandran, P. V., “Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Diagnostic pearls in imaging.”, Indian J Med Res, vol. 148, no. 6, pp. 759-760, 2018.