Emphysematous perinephric abscess with diabetes mellitus: a case report

Ken ichi Suzuki, Shigeru Hagisawa, Koji Mitsuzuka, Mutsuo Takeuchi

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A 48-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with high fever and left flank pain. She was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM), and abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed left perinephric abscess with much emphysema. She underwent drainage of the abscess by left flank incision after treatment with antibiotics and insulin. The pus culture revealed Escherichia coli. Immediately after drainage, the symptoms began to subside. At three months after drainage, abdominal CT revealed no emphysema around the left kidney. At 18 months after the discharge, left perinephric abscess was not seen and DM was well controlled with insulin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalHinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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