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March 2015

Patient Data: 60 year old male patient

Clinical Info: Patient has a large palpable mass in the right flank and fever


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There is a large mass in continuation with the right kidney


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Longitudinal image of the right kidney with the large mass


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Another longitudinal image of the right kidney with the large mass


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Transverse image of the mass and right kidney


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Another transverse image


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The mass extends well beyond the right kidney


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A great part of the mass is fairly homogeneous and does not show any vascularity


55713-Mijn_Film_1.swf CT scan


55714-Mijn_Film_2_after_drainage.swf CT scan after drainage

The large mas proved to be a very large retroperitoneal abscess. After evacuation of 2,5 litres of pus the patient recovered well

For other various retroperitoneal abnormalities see

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