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Incidentally found focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis with extensive venous thrombus
Section of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle, Washington, USA
Jun  2022 (Vol.  29, Issue  3, Pages( 11187 - 11189)
PMID: 35691042


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  • A 71-year-old woman with history of asthma presented with 2 months history of shortness of breath; on imaging an incidental left renal mass was noted. Subsequent renal protocol CT was obtained that showed a 4.5 cm left upper pole exophytic mass with renal vein thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava to the level of the caudate lobe concerning for renal cell carcinoma. She underwent an open left radical nephrectomy and IVC thrombectomy with subsequent postoperative pathology demonstrating xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis without renal cell carcinoma.