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Med Princ Pract. 2007;16(2):155-7.

Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis and emphysematous cystitis with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: is conservative management justified?

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  • 1Departments of Surgery (Urology Unit) and Nephrology, Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. nandarun@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a case of bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) and emphysematous cystitis in a 64-year-old diabetic male with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

CASE PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION:

A 64-year-old diabetic male presented with worsening of renal function and fluid overload. Diagnosis was confirmed by computerized tomography (CT scan) and conservative management with broad-spectrum antibiotics was instituted. There was good clinical response and repeated CT scan showed complete resolution.

CONCLUSION:

This case shows that conservative management is an acceptable alternative to surgery in EPN occurring with ADPKD. However, it is recommended that patients should be closely monitored, both clinically and radiologically, and percutaneous catheter drainage or surgical intervention carried out whenever deemed necessary.

Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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17303954
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