There was a large renal calculus (stone) that obstructed the calyces of the lower pole of this kidney, leading to a focal hydronephrosis (dilation of the collecting system). The stasis from the obstruction and dilation led to infection. The infection with inflammation is characterized by the pale yellowish-tan areas next to the dilated calyces with hyperemic mucosal surfaces. The upper pole is normal and shows good corticomedullary demarcations.