Renal actinomycosis presenting as a suppurated solitary cyst

@inproceedings{Efthimiou2008RenalAP,
  title={Renal actinomycosis presenting as a suppurated solitary cyst},
  author={Ioannis P. Efthimiou and Charalampos Mamoulakis and Konstantina Petraki and Ioannis Zorzos},
  booktitle={Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India},
  year={2008}
}
We report the case of a middle-aged female with a solitary renal cyst suppurated by Actinomyces israeli. The patient was treated successfully by emergency nephrectomy. Based on a detailed negative history of inciting events and predisposing factors for actinomycosis, negative imaging modalities for extra-renal organ implication and no involvement of the surrounding renal parenchyma, the case is considered as primary renal actinomycosis affecting a solitary cyst of the kidney. This is the first… CONTINUE READING