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Urinothorax: a rapidly accumulating transudative pleural effusion in a 64-year-old man.
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PMID:  17534092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 64-year-old man who developed a rapid, right-sided pleural effusion. On initial presentation to the emergency room, the patient had fever and flank pain consistent with a ureteral obstruction (due to a bladder tumor) and associated hydronephrosis that had required previous placement of a pericutaneous nephrostomy tube. After a 10-day stay in the hospital, the patient's urine output ceased. Symptomatic dyspnea with radiographic evidence of a new pleural effusion soon followed. Urinothorax was the etiology of the effusion.
Samuel Deel; Emory Robinette
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-30     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Abingdon Internal Medicine Associates, and Johnston Memorial Hospital, 2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Hydronephrosis / complications*
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology*
Urinoma / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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