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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

Asymptomatic emphysematous pyelonephritis - positron emission tomography computerized tomography aided diagnostic and therapeutic elucidation


1 Department of Radio Diagnosis and Nuclear Medicine, Omega Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Omega Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, Omega Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India
4 Department of Surgical Oncology, Omega Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India

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Vatturi Venkata Satya Prabhakar Rao
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET CT, OMEGA Hospitals, MLA Colony, Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.198477

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The authors report an interesting coincidental unearthing by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT ) of a potentially serious medical condition of emphysematous pyelonephritis in a case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The management by conservative ureteric stenting and antibiotics was done with gratifying clinical outcome.


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