Renal abscesses: classification and review of 40 cases.

Urology (Gold)

PubMedID: 7414775

Anderson KA, McAninch JW. Renal abscesses: classification and review of 40 cases. Urology. 1980;16(4):333-8.
Renal abscesses are misdiagnosed often and, consequently, mistreated or treated too late. Forty cases of renal abscesses divided into anatomic categories--perinephric, renal cortical, and corticomedullary--are reviewed. Various conditions seem to predispose to renal abscesses: urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux, calculi, or other medical problems. This retrospective study discloses that a high correlation exists between organisms found in the patients' urine cultures and those organisms cultured from all 3 categories of abscesses. Accurate and complete urine bacteriologic study is therefore an essential tool for diagnosis.