While the development of a fistulous tract from the kidney to the proximal adjacent organs is relatively common, a tract leading to the skin is a rare occurrence. The primary cause of a fistula is prior surgical intervention or malignancy leading to abscess formation. Our case involves Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) causing a longstanding lobulated abscess, ultimately leading to the formation of a fistulous tract.
Weissman, S., Ghaffar, M., Safavian, D., Rubal, S., Khabut, A., Maruf, M. G., & Krzyzak, M. (2018). Nephrocutaneous Fistula Due to Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis. Cureus, 10 (10), e3467. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3467
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