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Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Diagnostic pearls in imaging.

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.

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