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XANTHOGRANULOMATOUS PYELONEPHRITIS- A CASE REPORT

Sreenivas Vemula, Sumalatha Kasturi*, Pratyusha Pingali, Radhika Mucharla, Neha Gaur, Ravinder Thota

ABSTRACT

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare entity and constitutes less than 1% of chronic pyelonephritis. It is a serious, chronic inflammatory disorder of the kidney characterized by a destructive lesion that invades the renal parenchyma. A 28 year old female who is a known case of right pyonephrosis underwent right nephrostomy and drainage of pus one month back. Urinalysis showed combined hematuria and pyuria. Intravenous pyelogram revealed no excretion of contrast in both kidneys. U.S.G abdomen showed mild right Hydronephrosis with drain tube insitu. The patient was admitted to our Hospital for right nephrectomy and the specimen was sent for histopathological examination. On microscopy, it was diagnosed as Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis.

Keywords: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, nephrectomy, Chronic pyelonephritis.


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