Renal actinomycosis presenting as a suppurated solitary cyst.

Indian J Urol 2008 Jul;24(3):416-8

We report the case of a middle-aged female with a solitary renal cyst suppurated by Actinomyces israeli. The patient was treated successfully by emergency nephrectomy. Based on a detailed negative history of inciting events and predisposing factors for actinomycosis, negative imaging modalities for extra-renal organ implication and no involvement of the surrounding renal parenchyma, the case is considered as primary renal actinomycosis affecting a solitary cyst of the kidney. This is the first such case reported in the international literature.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-1591.42631DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684353PMC
July 2008

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