Urinothorax: a new approach.

@article{GarcaPachn2006UrinothoraxAN,
  title={Urinothorax: a new approach.},
  author={Eduardo Garc{\'i}a-Pach{\'o}n and Santiago Nogueira Romero},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          259-63
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The presence of urine in the pleural space (urinothorax) is a rarely recognized cause of pleural effusion. To date, only 58 cases have been reported. In this article the features of urinothorax are analyzed, and clinical and biochemical characteristics are reviewed in order to propose a classification, founded on pathogenic criteria, that will be useful in achieving the diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS Recently reported cases of urinothorax provide a more detailed description of… CONTINUE READING

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