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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-66

Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Dilemma between radical or conservative treatment (report of 3 cases)

University Teaching Hospital Ibn Rushd; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco

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Prof. Hanane Ezzouine
Lotissement Bagatelle, Rue 8, N°25, Polo, Casablanca
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DOI: 10.4103/2225-6482.184918

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Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare form of renal suppuration. It is associated with a high mortality in the absence of rapid and effective treatment. Nephrectomy is suggested as the reference treatment associated to medical treatment. However, medical treatment exclusive is a conservative therapeutic option which is effective and successful in some cases. Many clinical and radiological criteria must be analyzed and gathered; we describe three cases of EPN treated successfully with medical treatment alone in two cases and associated to nephrectomy in one case.

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