Malacoplakia presenting as complete unilateral ureteral obstruction

C. C. Sexton, R. M. Lowman, A. O. Nyongo, A. M. Baskin

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We report a case of malacoplakia presenting as a nonfunctioning kidney in the setting of previous stone disease and recurrent urinary tract infection. Complete mid ureteral obstruction, a rare result of malacoplakia, was documented by antegrade and retrograde pyelography and other imaging techniques. Nephroureterectomy revealed thick mucosal plaques in the renal pelvis and ureter with characteristic foamy histiocytes containing Michaelis-Gutmann bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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