Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in children: Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects


Bingol-Kologlu M., Ciftci A., Senocak M., Tanyel F. C. , Karnak I., Buyukpamukcu N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.12, no.1, pp.42-48, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2002-25085
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-48

Abstract

Background: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon chronic, inflammatory disease of the kidney. Etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and management of pediatric XGP is still obscure due to the limited number of cases. Therefore, a retrospective clinical study was carried out to present an updated picture of the entire spectrum of pediatric XGP based on our 30 years' experience covering one of the largest non-collected series treated in a single medical center.