Urinothorax—An Underdiagnosed Cause of Acute Dyspnea: Report of a Bilateral and of an Ipsilateral Urinothorax Case

@inproceedings{Laskaridis2012UrinothoraxAnUC,
  title={Urinothorax—An Underdiagnosed Cause of Acute Dyspnea: Report of a Bilateral and of an Ipsilateral Urinothorax Case},
  author={Leonidas Laskaridis and Spyridon Kampantais and Chrysovalantis Toutziaris and Basileios Chachopoulos and Ioannis Perdikis and Anastasios Tahmatzopoulos and Georgios P. Dimitriadis},
  booktitle={Case reports in emergency medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Urinothorax (UT) is a rare and often undiagnosed condition, defined as the presence of urine in the pleural cavity due to the retroperitoneal leakage of urine accumulation, known as urinoma, into the pleural space. UT usually is a transudative pleural effusion that presents in patients with obstructive uropathy and it may occur following surgical procedures in the ureter or kidney such as ESWL, PCNL, and URS. Its diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion since the respiratory… CONTINUE READING