Sonographic findings in renal parenchymal malacoplakia

Sudhakar Kundapur Venkatesh, Namita Mehrotra, Ratni Bajaj Gujral

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Malacoplakia of the kidney is a rare inflammatory disorder. We describe a case of bilateral renal malacoplakia in which the patient had diffuse involvement of the left kidney and a focal lesion in the right kidney. Sonography showed a diffusely echogenic, enlarged left kidney with loss of corticomedullary differentiation and a single anechoic lesion measuring 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm in the right kidney. A left nephrectomy was performed, and the right kidney was managed conservatively with sonographic monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2000


  • Malacoplakia
  • Renal
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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