Renal ultrasonography: a reliable diagnostic tool for pyonephrosis

Clin Case Rep. 2018 Apr 6;6(6):1176-1178. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1512. eCollection 2018 Jun.


Pyonephrosis is a rare purulent infection of the upper urinary tract, which can lead to rapid clinical deterioration. While contrast-enhanced CT scan is a sensitive test, point-of-care renal sonography can serve as a quick and valuable bedside tool for diagnosis, especially when iodinated contrast use is contraindicated.

Keywords: CT scan; pyonephrosis; ultrasonography.