kidney carbuncle

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kid·ney car·bun·cle

, renal carbuncle
obsolete term for coalescent multiple intrarenal abscesses.
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Also known as a renal carbuncle, it is almost always caused by Staphylococcus aureus and almost always occurs as a result of hematogenous dissemination to the kidneys from a distant locus of S.