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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: Rare presentation of a rare disease


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college & Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh -202002, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college & Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh -202002, India
3 Department of Radiotherapy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college & Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh -202002, India

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Saifullah Khalid
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college & Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh -202002
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-330X.105863

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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare chronic renal infection of unknown pathogenesis characterized by replacement of renal parenchyma by lipid filled macrophages frequently associated with an enlarged, non-functioning kidney and an obstructing calculus. We report a case of a 45 year old non diabetic female who presented with gradually enlarging renal mass with extensive retroperitoneal involvement and a non-functioning kidney with no evidence of obstructing stone or fat density and simulating malignancy. She was diagnosed as stage III Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and managed with radical nephrectomy with favourable outcome.


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