Renal and perinephric abscesses are rare purulent infections within or around renal parenchyma, typically treated with antibiotics or various procedural approaches depending on abscess size. In this case report, we describe the novel use of a transgastric endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided technique with placement of a stent for drainage between a renal abscess and the stomach in a patient who had failed attempted percutaneous drainage twice and where an open surgical approach was deemed inappropriate. The patient presented with a chief complaint of left flank pain, with CT revealing a ~4 x 4 cm renal abscess in the upper pole of the left kidney. Urology, Infectious Disease, and Interventional Radiology were consulted. Following two failed attempts at percutaneous drain placement, the patient elected for EUS-guided transgastric stent placement for drainage. The stent was removed by postoperative day two after significant decompression of the abscess. He was advised to follow up outpatient with Urology to confirm full renal abscess resolution.
stent placement, renal abscess drainage, kidney, minimally invasive intervention, EUS-directed transgastric endoscopy, interventional endoscopy, transgastric endoscopy, renal abscess
Wojtas A, Kunitsky K, Cavayero C, Salami A. Renal Abscess Drainage Using a Novel Transgastric Endoscopic Approach: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023; 15(12). doi: 10.7759/cureus.51294.