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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-50

Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography findings in a case of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Prathamesh Joshi
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Worli, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.116809

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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGNP) is an uncommon condition characterized by chronic suppurative renal inflammation that leads to progressive parenchymal destruction. This condition can clinically present as recurrent urinary tract infections, flank pain, hematuria, and occasionally sepsis, and weight loss. This condition is usually associated with obstructing renal calculus. We present 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18-FDG PET/CT) findings in an elderly male suffering from pyrexia and weight loss and suspected urinary tract infection. PET/CT findings in this case lead to diagnosis of XGNP. This diagnosis should be kept in mind while evaluating similar symptoms and PET/CT scan findings.


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