Pyeloduodenal Fistula in Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: A Series of Two Cases

Sara Dawoud, Rachele J. Solomon, Stephanie A. Eyerly-Webb, Neil A. Abrahams, Fernando Pedraza, Juan D. Arenas, Tjasa Hranjec

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Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous inflammation, characterized by destruction and replacement of tissues with chronic inflammatory cells, including foamy histiocytes and hemosiderin-laden macrophages, is uncommon. In patients with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, inflammation may extend from the kidney to the overlying duodenum, creating a pyeloduodenal fistula that further complicates medical and surgical management. We present two cases with recurrent kidney infections who each ultimately received a nephrectomy and repair of their duodenal fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Permanente journal
Volume22
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StatePublished - Jun 20 2018

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    Dawoud, S., Solomon, R. J., Eyerly-Webb, S. A., Abrahams, N. A., Pedraza, F., Arenas, J. D., & Hranjec, T. (2018). Pyeloduodenal Fistula in Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: A Series of Two Cases. The Permanente journal, 22. https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/17-150