[Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. A benign, solid kidney tumor].


We report the case of a 68 year-old woman who underwent surgical treatment for xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare, chronic, inflammatory lesion of the kidney. It is most frequently seen in middle-aged women. Because of its clinical and radiological similarities to other renal lesions it can be difficult to establish a preoperative diagnosis. Nephrectomy is needed in most patients.

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@article{Hagen1990XanthogranulomatousPA, title={[Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. A benign, solid kidney tumor].}, author={Rob H. Hagen and Truls Erik Bjerklund Johansen}, journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke}, year={1990}, volume={110 21}, pages={2763-4} }