Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: The Uncommon Complicatio
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Chronic xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) represents a rare type of granulomatous inflammation characterized by unilateral enlargement of a kidney, hydronephrosis and replacement of renal parenchyma by cysts containing serosanguinous fluid, with resultant loss of normal renal function. It frequently presents with recurrent non-healing subacute to chronic urinary infection and inflammation due to large obstructing or staghorn calculus. In our cases, along with classical CT findings of this uncommon disease, we present an unusual constellation of complications and disease severity, which are rarely reported despite the abundance of cases in the literature......

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