Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jan;97(2):e9659
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical School of Chonbuk National University Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Republic of Korea Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Rationale: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation that is characterized by urinary tract obstruction and invasion of the renal parenchyma. Although rare, XGP can lead to fatal complications, including perinephric inflammation, psoas abscess, and cutaneous fistula.
Patient Concerns: A quadriplegic patient initially presented to the hospital with a chronic open wound and cutaneous fistula. Read More