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Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 6;6(6):1176-1178. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1512. eCollection 2018 Jun.

Renal ultrasonography: a reliable diagnostic tool for pyonephrosis.

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Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation University of Florida Gainesville Florida.


Pyonephrosis is a rare purulent infection of the upper urinary tract, which can lead to rapid clinical deterioration. While contrast-enhanced CT scan is a sensitive test, point-of-care renal sonography can serve as a quick and valuable bedside tool for diagnosis, especially when iodinated contrast use is contraindicated.


CT scan; pyonephrosis; ultrasonography

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