Putty kidney | definition of putty kidney by Medical dictionary
a kidney containing caseous material trapped by stricture of the ureter due to tuberculous granulations in renal tuberculosis.A term referring to extensive (putty-like) calcification of the parenchyma and collecting system in a non-functional kidney with end-stage disease and autonephrectomy caused by renal tuberculosis, which can be seen on a plain film as well as on CT
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(10) Extensive parenchymal calcification in a nonfunctioning, auto-nephrectomised kidney (Putty kidney
) is characteristic of end-stage tuberculosis.
Axial imaging showed a heavily calcified, autonephrectomized left kidney or putty kidney (Fig.
Axial and coronal non-contrast computed tomography scan showing an atrophic left kidney with severe calcifications (autonephrectomized left kidney or putty kidney).