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Renal ultrasonography: a reliable diagnostic tool for pyonephrosis. Clin Case Rep 2018 Jun;6(6):1176-1178

Date

06/09/2018

Pubmed ID

29881590

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5985999

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.1512

Abstract

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.

Author List

Kamboj M, Lee Loy J, Koratala A

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin