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Renal Abscess
Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD, MBA, FSRU
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Purulent collection arising from unresolved pyelonephritis

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Diamond M et al: Imaging of nontraumatic upper urinary tract emergencies. Semin Roentgenol. 55(2):180-96, 2020
                                      2. Hosokawa T et al: Comparison of imaging findings between acute focal bacterial nephritis (acute lobar nephronia) and acute pyelonephritis: a preliminary evaluation of the sufficiency of ultrasound for the diagnosis of acute focal bacterial nephritis. Emerg Radiol. 27(4):405-12, 2020
                                      3. Patiño A et al: Review of imaging findings in urinary tract infections. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 41(1):99-105, 2020
                                      4. Harvey CJ et al: Role of US contrast agents in the assessment of indeterminate solid and cystic lesions in native and transplant kidneys. Radiographics. 35(5):1419-30, 2015
                                      5. Fontanilla T et al: Acute complicated pyelonephritis: contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Imaging. 37(4):639-46, 2012
                                      6. Heller MT et al: Acute conditions affecting the perinephric space: imaging anatomy, pathways of disease spread, and differential diagnosis. Emerg Radiol. 19(3):245-54, 2012
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Purulent collection arising from unresolved pyelonephritis

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Diamond M et al: Imaging of nontraumatic upper urinary tract emergencies. Semin Roentgenol. 55(2):180-96, 2020
                                                                          2. Hosokawa T et al: Comparison of imaging findings between acute focal bacterial nephritis (acute lobar nephronia) and acute pyelonephritis: a preliminary evaluation of the sufficiency of ultrasound for the diagnosis of acute focal bacterial nephritis. Emerg Radiol. 27(4):405-12, 2020
                                                                          3. Patiño A et al: Review of imaging findings in urinary tract infections. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 41(1):99-105, 2020
                                                                          4. Harvey CJ et al: Role of US contrast agents in the assessment of indeterminate solid and cystic lesions in native and transplant kidneys. Radiographics. 35(5):1419-30, 2015
                                                                          5. Fontanilla T et al: Acute complicated pyelonephritis: contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Imaging. 37(4):639-46, 2012
                                                                          6. Heller MT et al: Acute conditions affecting the perinephric space: imaging anatomy, pathways of disease spread, and differential diagnosis. Emerg Radiol. 19(3):245-54, 2012