Global Journal of Surgery
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Global Journal of Surgery. 2019, 7(1), 26-30
DOI: 10.12691/js-7-1-5
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Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis – Challenges in Management

Arvind Navaneethkumar1 and WM Mokhzani2,

1Department of Surgery, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Perak

2Department of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Pub. Date: November 05, 2019

Cite this paper:
Arvind Navaneethkumar and WM Mokhzani. Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis – Challenges in Management. Global Journal of Surgery. 2019; 7(1):26-30. doi: 10.12691/js-7-1-5


We present a case of a 50-year-old lady left gluteal collection with communication into the left retroperitoneal plane and continuous with left xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. She underwent wound debridement and left nephrectomy. It was subsequently complicated with delayed colonic perforation, recurrent episodes of colocutaneous and nephro-colic fistula. We discuss the complications associated with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and the challenges in managing it.

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis Nephro-colic Fistula Nephrectomy inflammation psoas abscess

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