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Urinothorax: an unusual cause of pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17975679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urinothorax refers to the presence of urine in the pleural space secondary to obstructive uropathy, and is an unusual cause of pleural effusion. The importance of recognising this entity lies in the fact that the condition is completely reversible following relief of urinary tract obstruction. We describe a 35-year-old man who developed urinothorax following a percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal calculi. We also reviewed the literature for reported cases between 1968 and 2006.
A Handa; R Agarwal; A N Aggarwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-02     Completed Date:  2008-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e289-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Creatinine / urine*
Diagnosis, Differential
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / diagnosis,  urine
Fistula / diagnosis,  urine
Kidney Calculi / surgery*
Kidney Diseases / diagnosis,  urine
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous*
Pleural Diseases / diagnosis,  urine
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis,  urine*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  urine*
Radionuclide Imaging
Technetium / diagnostic use
Urinary Fistula / diagnosis,  urine
Urinoma / diagnosis,  urine*
Reg. No./Substance:
60-27-5/Creatinine; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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