Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare inflammatory disease of the kidney, presenting in a diffuse or focal form. The preoperative diagnosis of XGP is made only in 10% of the cases because neither the clinical nor the radiological presentation are specific and could be confused with renal tumors, thus deserving the name of 'great imitator'. We report a case of focal XGP in a middle-aged man presenting with acute lumbago and sciatica, an unusual clinical presentation. Copyright © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Germani, S., Miano, R., Forte, F., FINAZZI AGRO', E., Virgili, G., Vespasiani, G. (2002). Acute lumbago and sciatica as first symptoms of focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, 69(3), 247-249 [10.1159/000063938].

Acute lumbago and sciatica as first symptoms of focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

MIANO, ROBERTO;FINAZZI AGRO', ENRICO;VIRGILI, GUIDO;VESPASIANI, GIUSEPPE
2002-01-01

Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare inflammatory disease of the kidney, presenting in a diffuse or focal form. The preoperative diagnosis of XGP is made only in 10% of the cases because neither the clinical nor the radiological presentation are specific and could be confused with renal tumors, thus deserving the name of 'great imitator'. We report a case of focal XGP in a middle-aged man presenting with acute lumbago and sciatica, an unusual clinical presentation. Copyright © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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Lumbago; Sciatica; Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis
Germani, S., Miano, R., Forte, F., FINAZZI AGRO', E., Virgili, G., Vespasiani, G. (2002). Acute lumbago and sciatica as first symptoms of focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, 69(3), 247-249 [10.1159/000063938].
Germani, S; Miano, R; Forte, F; FINAZZI AGRO', E; Virgili, G; Vespasiani, G
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