1) Gas in the renal pelvis alone without parenchymal gas is often referred to as emphysematous pyelitis.
Spectrum of gas with in the kidney: Emphysematous pyelonephritis and Emphysematous pyelitis.
In emphysematous pyelonephritis, gas is observed within the renal parenchyma; gas confined to renal pelvis is called emphysematous pyelitis
, and gas confined to perinephric space is termed perinephric emphysema.
If a patient is diagnosed with emphysematous pyelitis
, he\she has an excellent prognosis with medical management (MM).
A CT scan failed to show any residual calculi; however, it demonstrated emphysematous pyelitis (Fig.
1: The computed tomography scan with the arrow pointing to the emphysematous pyelitis.
This review will specifically address acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) nephropathy, acute and chronic pyelonephritis, renal and perirenal abscess, emphysematous pyelonephritis, emphysematous pyelitis
, malacoplakia, diffuse and focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, fungal infections, tuberculosis (TB), and replacement lipomatosis.
1) Gas in the renal pelvis alone, without parenchymal gas, is often referred to as emphysematous pyelitis.
Differentiating emphysematous pyelitis, a benign condition with gas only in collecting system from emphymesamatous pyelonephritis is necessary.
, Class 1 EPN was seen in 21.
Diagnostic entities associated with gas in the genitourinary tract include emphysematous pyelonephritis, emphysematous pyelitis
, and gas-forming renal abcess.