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Journal of Tepecik Education and Research Hospital
An Unusual Presentation of Renal Mass in a Healthy Adult: Acute Lobar Nephronia Case Report and Review of the Literature [Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg]
Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg. 2022; 32(1): 155-157 | DOI: 10.4274/terh.galenos.2022.53323

An Unusual Presentation of Renal Mass in a Healthy Adult: Acute Lobar Nephronia Case Report and Review of the Literature

Okan Nabi Yalbuzdağ1, Barış Karademir1, Burak Karabacakoğlu1, Cemal Selçuk İşoğlu2, Tufan Süelözgen1, Uygar Miçooğulları1, Mehmet Zeynel Keskin1, Yusuf Özlem İlbey1
1University of Health Sciences Turkey, İzmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Urology, İzmir, Turkey
2Ceyhan State Hospital, Clinic of Urology, Adana, Turkey

Acute lobar nephronia (ALN) is a kidney infection that can be confused with space-occupying solid masses. It is usually seen in children and renal abscess may develop in 25% of the cases. First-line treatment of ALN is medical treatment. Here, a 30-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with nausea, vomiting, flank pain and fever. Computed tomography (CT) showed an appearance of a wedge-shaped mass in the right renal parenchyma. On the 6th day of antibiotherapy, his right side pain was completely recovered and there was no costovertebral angle tenderness on physical examination. The patient was discharged after completing 21 days of treatment without any complications. There was no mass appearance in the CT images taken on the day of discharge. Although ALN is more frequently seen in children and immunosuppressive patients, it can be seen in young adult patients as in this case.

Keywords: ALN, acute lobar nephronia, renal mass, pyelonephritis, side pain

Okan Nabi Yalbuzdağ, Barış Karademir, Burak Karabacakoğlu, Cemal Selçuk İşoğlu, Tufan Süelözgen, Uygar Miçooğulları, Mehmet Zeynel Keskin, Yusuf Özlem İlbey. An Unusual Presentation of Renal Mass in a Healthy Adult: Acute Lobar Nephronia Case Report and Review of the Literature. Tepecik Eğit Hast Derg. 2022; 32(1): 155-157

Corresponding Author: Okan Nabi Yalbuzdağ, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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