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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 789097, 2 pages
Case Report

Squamous Upper Tract Carcinoma Presenting as a Perinephric Abscess

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Santo Inácio, 500 apt. 501, 90570-150 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Received 28 June 2013; Accepted 1 August 2013

Academic Editors: J. P. Gearhart and J. Park

Copyright © 2013 M. Lopes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Perinephric abscesses are life-threatening conditions, which are rarely associated with neoplasms of the kidney or upper tract collecting system. We report, to our knowledge, the first case of squamous carcinoma of the upper tract presenting as a perinephric abscess, diagnosed after radical nephrectomy.