The Use of Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Renal Abscess
Renal abscess (RA) is a rare and frequently severe affection. During renal sepsis, with or without obstruction, or during a sepsis of unknown origin, the discovery of RA may dramatically modify therapeutic strategy. However, the diagnosis of RA is often difficult by conventional investigations. So, the potential contribution of a noninvasive, precise, and rapid procedure such as computed tomography (CT) must be studied. The diagnosis of RA was made in patients with severe renal sepsis, usually after a failure of conventional investigations. The aim of this study is to comment on those cases, to discuss the radiologic aspects and the indications for CT in the diagnosis of RA, and to compare this procedure with conventional methods of diagnosis.
KeywordsRenal Biopsy Flank Pain Septic State Subphrenic Abscess Renal Abscess
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