[Renopleural fistula secondary to xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis]

Actas Urol Esp. 1989 Jan-Feb;13(1):45-8.
[Article in Spanish]


A case is presented of renopleural fistula secondary to xantogranulomatous pyelonephritis in an 18-year-old female patient. Although the renopleural communication was not observed radiologically, concomitant clinical signs, bacteriological isolation of E. coli in renal and pleural content and surgical findings, confirmed the existence of such fistula.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Fistula / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Diseases / etiology*
  • Pleural Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Pleural Diseases / etiology*
  • Pyelonephritis, Xanthogranulomatous / complications*
  • Radiography
  • Urinary Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Urinary Fistula / etiology*