Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Nephrocutaneous Fistula Presenting as a Chronic Back Wound

Ranganathan K1, Montgomery JS2 and Kozlow JH1*

1Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, USA
2Department of Urology, University of Michigan, USA

*Correspondance to: Jeffrey Kozlow 

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Renal replacement lipomatosis is a rare condition that when arises usually presents as back or flank pain, dysuria, or an abdominal mass. We present a case of renal replacement lipomatosis that presented instead as a chronic back wound. Given that this pathology is readily treated with surgical intervention when performed in a timely manner, it is important to consider this as a possible diagnosis when chronic back wounds deviate from the expected time course of healing.


Renal replacement lipomatosis; Chronic wound; Nephrolithiasis


Ranganathan K, Montgomery JS, Kozlow JH. A Nephrocutaneous Fistula Presenting as a Chronic Back Wound. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1079.

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