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Focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1413314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report 2 cases of localized xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) in which computed tomography (CT) permitted to raise a motivated clinical suspicion of inflammatory disease: the surgical exploration documented absence of neoplasm and allowed a conservative therapy implying only the removal of the mass. A literature review confirms that some CT signs in XGP permit differentiation from carcinoma. If they are present, in unifocal cases of disease, the authors suggest a limited surgical approach and a therapeutic strategy as conservative as possible.
F Di Tonno; G Capizzi; L Laurini; G Costa; R Zennari; E Dall'Orso; W Artibani; D Lavelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, University of Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pyelonephritis, Xanthogranulomatous / radiography*,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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