SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.29 issue6Acute urinary retention and hematuria secondary to metastatic renal clear-cell carcinoma to the penisSpontaneous hemorrhage and arterial hypertension as complication of adrenal pseudocyst: Report of a case author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Actas Urológicas Españolas

Print version ISSN 0210-4806


GONZALEZ RESINA, R. et al. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in childhood: A case report. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.6, pp.596-598. ISSN 0210-4806.

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is an uncommon chronic inflammatory renal disorder. Most cases have been described in middle aged women and it is extremely rare in children. We report a case of a 4 years old girl who suffered from recurrent urinary tract infection and antibiotic therapy resistance. She had low growth-rate and palpable left renal mass on examination and was confirmed by radiological findings. We performed left kidney partial resection and then histological examination showed focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. The focal form of the disease may respond to antibiotic treatment although usually an enucleation or partial resection must be performed. In conclusion xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a renal mass and recurrent urinary tract infection in childhood.

Keywords : Childhood; Kidney disease; Recurrent urinary tract infection; Xanthogranulomaous pyelonephritis.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License