The disappearing kidney: A case of emphysematous pyelonephritis

Juan D. Goyzueta, Raisa Katz, Otilia Dumitrescu, Ho Soon H. Choi, Thomas Kahn

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We describe a case of bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis in which the left kidney could not be visualized sonographically because of multiple irregular air-fluid interfaces. This observation, which to our knowledge has been noted only once before in the literature, may be a diagnostic clue to this potentially fatal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2613-2615
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number22
StatePublished - 28 Nov 1994


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