ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Renal Aspergilloma
Mesut Bulakçı 1, Merve Gülbiz Kartal 1, Erhan Çelenk 1, Sena Tunçer 1, Işın Kılıçaslan 2
1Department of Radiology, İstanbul University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İstanbul University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2016.15880
Pages : 701-705

Abstract

Background: Renal aspergillosis is a rare infection that usually occurs in persons with a predisposition for this condition. Its differential diagnosis includes primary and metastatic renal malignancies, pyelonephritis and secondary abscess formation, granulomatous disorders, and renal infarction. We aim to stress the role of multimodality imaging and percutaneous biopsy in the diagnosis of this condition.

Case Report: We present diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) findings in addition to conventional imaging modalities in a 55-year-old man with secondary renal aspergilloma.

Conclusion: Radiological imaging methods are an integral part of diagnostic workup for renal aspergillosis. A definitive diagnosis is made by histopathological and/or microbiological examination of the material obtained via percutaneous biopsy under guidance of imaging methods.

Keywords : Renal aspergilloma, US, CT, MRI, PET/CT, biopsy
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