Management of renal fungus balls in premature infants


İLHAN H. , TOKAR B. , Tekin N. , Adapinar B.

Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi, cilt.13, ss.38-41, 1999 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.38-41

Özet

The improved intensive care standards for premature infants have increased the incidence of renal candidiasis which may cause pyelocaliceal fungal balls. In this study, a retrospective documentation of 3 patients with renal fungal balls was performed. In all three cases, the history, ultrasound findings, urine and blood cultures were the main diagnostic criteria. Parenteral amphotericin B therapy, nephrostomy decompression and nephrectomy in severe parenchymal destruction were performed as therapeutic modalities according to the presentation.