Management of renal fungus balls in premature infants

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

Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi, vol.13, pp.38-41, 1999 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: Pediatrik Cerrahi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-41


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.