Elkhammas EA, Mutabagani KH, Sedmak DD, Tesi RJ, Henry ML, Ferguson RM.
Department of Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus.
J Urol. 1994 Jan;151(1):127-8.
We report 2 cases of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis that occurred in renal transplant recipients. Both cases were successfully treated with antibiotics. The traditional treatment of choice has been nephrectomy. No graft was lost as a result of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and no nephrectomy was required in either patient. The course of these 2 patients is discussed and literature on this disease is reviewed.
Keywords: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in renal allografts: report of 2 cases.