Emphysematous pyelitis: Findings in five patients

Citation
C. Roy et al., Emphysematous pyelitis: Findings in five patients, RADIOLOGY, 218(3), 2001, pp. 647-650
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging","Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
RADIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0033-8419 → ACNP
Volume
218
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
647 - 650
Database
ISI
SICI code
0033-8419(200103)218:3<647:EPFIFP>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Emphysematous pyelitis (EP) is a benign entity. To our knowledge, it has no t been reported frequently in the radiology literature. Previous articles h ave not focused on EP but rather have included other gas-forming entities ( eg, emphysematous pyelonephritis [EPN]). The authors describe imaging findi ngs in EP and distinguish them from findings in EPN in five cases. Computed tomography is the current method for demonstrating isolated gas production inside the urinary collecting system. The prognosis is excellent, with rap id complete recovery after medical treatment.