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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 392-394

Nephrobronchial fistula and lung abscess secondary to Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Nephrology, MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Urology, MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Anesthesia, MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.159590

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There are multiple causes of lung abscess, but the differential rarely includes pyelonephritis as a primary cause leading to lung abscess resulting from the development of a nephrobronchial fistula. The patient had no urinary symptoms or abdominal pain and the etiology of lung abscess was only incidentally discovered after chest CT revealed extension of pleural fluid below the diaphragm.

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