Successful management of bilateral xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis by bilateral partial nephrectomy

J Urol. 1993 Jan;149(1):100-2. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36011-1.


Bilateral xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare condition with 7 previously reported cases, all of which required dialysis and/or resulted in death of the patient. We report a case in which bilateral partial nephrectomy was performed successfully for bilateral xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. The etiology, symptomatology, radiographic findings and treatment of this rare inflammatory condition are discussed with a brief review of the previously reported cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy / methods*
  • Pyelonephritis, Xanthogranulomatous / pathology
  • Pyelonephritis, Xanthogranulomatous / surgery*
  • Remission Induction