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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97-98

Pneumorrhachis in emphysematous pyelonephritis: A rare finding in an uncontrolled diabetic patient

Department of Urology, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Sunil Kumar
Department of Urology, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.IJU_202_20

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Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a life-threatening infection of kidney with the presence of gas in the renal parenchyma, collecting system, and the surrounding retroperitoneum. We present a case of EPN in a diabetic patient with extension of gas into the spinal epidural space of the lumbar vertebral canal. He was managed conservatively with minimally invasive intervention along with supportive medical management and recovered well.

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