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Renal Abscess
Katherine E. Maturen, MD, MS
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Purulent &/or necrotic intraparenchymal or perinephric 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. Fontanilla T et al: Acute complicated pyelonephritis: contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Imaging. 37(4):639-46, 2012
                                      2. 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
                                      3. Demertzis J et al: State of the art: imaging of renal infections. Emerg Radiol. 14(1):13-22, 2007
                                      4. Vourganti S et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of renal infections. Radiol Clin North Am. 44(6):763-75, 2006
                                      5. Browne RF et al: Imaging of urinary tract infection in the adult. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 3:E168-83, 2004
                                      6. Yen DH et al: Renal abscess: early diagnosis and treatment. Am J Emerg Med. 17(2):192-7, 1999
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Purulent &/or necrotic intraparenchymal or perinephric 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. Fontanilla T et al: Acute complicated pyelonephritis: contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Imaging. 37(4):639-46, 2012
                                                                          2. 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
                                                                          3. Demertzis J et al: State of the art: imaging of renal infections. Emerg Radiol. 14(1):13-22, 2007
                                                                          4. Vourganti S et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of renal infections. Radiol Clin North Am. 44(6):763-75, 2006
                                                                          5. Browne RF et al: Imaging of urinary tract infection in the adult. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 3:E168-83, 2004
                                                                          6. Yen DH et al: Renal abscess: early diagnosis and treatment. Am J Emerg Med. 17(2):192-7, 1999