Infected kidney stone progressing to perinephric abscess and thoracic empyema

  • Antonio Tufano | antonio.tufano91@gmail.com Department of Maternal-Child and Urological Sciences, Sapienza Rome University, Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Rocco Minelli Department Life and Health “V. Tiberio”, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy.
  • Giovanni Di Lascio Department of Maternal-Child and Urological Sciences, Sapienza Rome University, Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Giampaolo Delicato Department of Urology, Sant'Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Giulio Baffigo Department of Urology, Sant'Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Stefano Signore Department of Urology, Sant'Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

A case is presented that demonstrates unusual long-term evolution of an infected calculi, culminating in the formation of a retroperitoneal abscess that fistulised to the pleural space, leading to a right pleural empyema.

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Stewart ZE, Shaker M, and David Baxter J. 2017. Urinary tract infection caused by Citrobacter koseri in a patient with spina bifida, an ileal conduit and renal calculi progressing to peri‐nephric abscess and empyema. Urol Case Rep. 11:22–24.

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2020-10-01
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Keywords:
Infected kidney stone, Perinephric abscess, Empyema
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Tufano, A., Minelli, R., Di Lascio, G., Delicato, G., Baffigo, G., & Signore, S. (2020). Infected kidney stone progressing to perinephric abscess and thoracic empyema. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 92(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2020.3.203