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Urinothorax: an unexpected cause of severe dyspnea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16738932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an unusual cause of the pleural effusion due to extravasation of urine from the retroperitoneal space into the thoracic cavity. In our case, the urinoma occurred owing to obstructing urinary tract lesion due to opaque stone. Although rare, urinothorax should be considered when pleural effusion occurs in patients with urinary tract obstruction accompanied by retroperitoneal urinoma.
Alessandra Tortora; Emanuele Casciani; Zaher Kharrub; Gianfranco Gualdi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-01     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Radiology, Policlinico Umberto I, viale del Policlinico 155, Roma, 00161, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Dyspnea / etiology*
Pleural Effusion / etiology*
Ureteral Obstruction / complications
Comment In:
Emerg Radiol. 2006 Oct;13(1):55   [PMID:  16897054 ]

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