Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 259--261

Asymptomatic renal BCG granulomatosis: An unusual complication of intravesical BCG therapy for carcinoma urinary bladder


Suresh Bhat, Yateesh Srinivasa, Fredrick Paul 
 Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Dr. Suresh Bhat
Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala
India

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is considered the most effective adjunctive treatment available to treat superficial bladder carcinoma. Although BCG is well tolerated by most patients, it may be associated with adverse effects. One of these is BCG granulomas in the kidney. We herein report a case of a 52-year-old patient who, during a surveillance contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan, was found to have multiple hypodense lesions in the left kidney. Ultrasound-guided biopsy proved it to be BCG granulomas. After 3 months of anti-tubercular treatment, a repeat CT showed complete resolution of the lesions.


How to cite this article:
Bhat S, Srinivasa Y, Paul F. Asymptomatic renal BCG granulomatosis: An unusual complication of intravesical BCG therapy for carcinoma urinary bladder.Indian J Urol 2015;31:259-261


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Bhat S, Srinivasa Y, Paul F. Asymptomatic renal BCG granulomatosis: An unusual complication of intravesical BCG therapy for carcinoma urinary bladder. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 18 ];31:259-261
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