Pyelonephritis mimicking colitis on CT: Case report

I. Burck, B. M. Yeh, B. N. Joe, A. Qayyum, F. V. Coakley

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We report a patient with acute pyelonephritis in whom the dominant computed tomographic findings were ascending colon and cecal wall thickening and pericolonic fat stranding, likely related to contiguous inflammation from the right kidney. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute pyelonephritis affecting the right colon mimicking colitis on computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Colitis
  • Computed tomography
  • Pyelonephritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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