Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in an infant

Ha Na Lee, Kyu Hyun Kim, In Wook Ryu, Min Cheol Han, Woo Sik Chung

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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon, severe, chronic infection of the kidney, which results in the normal renal parenchyma being replaced by characteristic lipid-laden macrophages (foam cells). It can occur at any age, but is extremelv rare in children. Herein, the case of a 6-month-3-week-old girl with XGP, pre-operatively diagnosed with a Wilms' tumor, is reported. This is the youngest age of any patient with such a condition reported in the Korean literatures. Excretory urography, abdominal sonogram, computed tornograrn and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right renal round mass, without any calcifications. Her pathological findings after a radical nephrectomy revealed XGP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1370
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Infant
  • Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis


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