PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, no.52 (1), pp.20-22, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XPN) is a severe and atypical form of chronic renal parenchymal infection¹. Its clinical manifestations mimic neoplastic and other inflammatory disease. XPN is seen more frequently in women. It is rare during pediatric ages and peaks in the sixth and seventh decates . We report an anusual case of complicated XPN in a boy and discuss its clinical features, histopathological findings and surgical treatment.