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Case Rep Urol


Urological Tract Infection with Candida Bezoars in a Woman with Diabetes Type 2.


Van Daele A, Schurmans J, Van Reusel R
Case Rep Urol. 2021; 2021:5563030.
PMID: 33763283.


The aim of this report is to describe a case of fungal bezoar obstruction of the kidney and our experience in managing it endoscopically. A 61-year-old woman presented with flank pain. On CT scan, a proximal stone and secondary dilatation was seen. After placing a DJ stent and administering antibiotics, there was persistent pain, sickness, and kidney dilatation on CT scan. URS showed soft tissue bezoars surrounding the stent and the stone. We managed to remove all the fungal balls mechanically and endoscopically. This report showed that endoscopic removal of the bezoars is a good alternative for antifungal installation.