An unusual presentation: renal tuberculosis.

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Journal Article

Genitourinary tuberculosis (TB) is the second most common form of extrapulmonary TB after peripheral lymphadenopathy. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman referred for hydronephrosis discovered on ultrasound performed due to flank pain. Contrast computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a well-circumscribed cystic mass with enhancing septations at the inferior pole of the right kidney, concerning for malignancy. Following extirpative surgery, she was diagnosed with renal TB.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gurski, J; Baker, KC

Published Date

  • December 23, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 1254 - 1255

PubMed ID

  • 19112536

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19112536

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-744X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1100/tsw.2008.162


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States