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Urinothorax: A Rare Cause of Pleural Effusion

Atul Luhadia, Shanti Kumar Luhadia, Yash Mathur, Harshil Pandya, Prithviraj Methe, Nishad Gogdani

Keywords : Urinothorax, Pleural effusion, Cystolithotripsy, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Citation Information : Luhadia A, Luhadia SK, Mathur Y, Pandya H, Methe P, Gogdani N. Urinothorax: A Rare Cause of Pleural Effusion. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2018; 60 (1):37-38.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-60-1-37

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Urinothorax is a rare cause of pleural effusion, and is typically the result of either obstructive uropathy or injury to the kidney or urinary tract either traumatic or iatrogenic. A case of moderate pleural effusion in a post-operative patient of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and cystolithotripsy is being reported here. The patient was referred back for surgical repair which resulted in resolution of the pleural effusion.

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