Radiological findings in renal tuberculosis: a report from northwest of Iran.

Mohammad Reza Ardalan, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) of the kidney and urinary tract has non-specific symptoms and is easily overlooked. We performed this retrospective study to analyze different findings on excretory urography (IVP) of patients with renal TB. The IVP slides of 25 patients (14 females/11 males, age range 12-63 years) with renal TB diagnosed over a 20-years period were studied for the presence of characteristic findings. They included: renal parenchymal mass, autonephrectomy, hydronephrosis, ureteral stricture and dilatation, and bladder involvement and fibrosis. In our study, the most common findings were ureteral stricture and dilation (13/25, 52%), bladder involvement 13/25 (52%), autonephrectomy 12/25 (48%) and renal parenchymal calcification 10/25 (40%). The most common combined pattern was ureteral stricture-dilation with contralateral autonephrectomy and bladder irregularities. We conclude that kidney TB remains undiagnosed until the advanced stages and awareness about the IVP imaging pattern could help in early diagnosis of this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Renal Tuberculosis
Iran
Kidney
Dilatation
Pathologic Constriction
Urinary Bladder
Tuberculosis
Hydronephrosis
Urography
Urinary Tract
Early Diagnosis
Fibrosis
Retrospective Studies

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Radiological findings in renal tuberculosis : a report from northwest of Iran. / Ardalan, Mohammad Reza; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali.

In: Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 76-79.

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