Una rara causa di urgenza urologica nell'infanzia: l'ostruzione delle vie urinarie da Candida.

Translated title of the contribution: A rare cause of urologic emergency in childhood: obstruction of the urinary tract caused by Candida

M. Lo Cascio, E. Podestà, G. Fatta, M. De Angelis, P. Toma

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AA. report a case history about a 3 month old female baby affected by bilateral pyelo-ureteric obstruction by fungus ball, presented as urine ascites because of fissure in renal pelvis and successfully treated by surgery. In spite of disobstruction and subsequent medical treatment, the obstruction relapsed and a second operation was necessary. This time a bilateral nephrostomy was done allowing irrigation with anti-candida drugs. This case has to be considered unusual because of the age of the patient, the clinical presentation as ascites, the bilateral affection, the tendency to relapse after disobstruction, and the successful treatment after the second operation.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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