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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224-225

Perinephric abscess with extension into mediastinum and epidural space


1 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
3 Department of Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India

Correspondence Address:
V Sivakumar
Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.98770

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Perinephric abscess is accumulation of pus in the space between the renal capsule and the Geroto's fascia. The pus that accumulates in the perinephric space, may extend in several directions. Extension into the the mediastinum and spinal epidural space is unusual. Such situation is presented in this report.






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