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Ranjan V et al, 2015: Urinothorax: A path, less travelled: Case report and review of literature.

Ranjan V, Agrawal S, Chipde SS, Dosi R
Department of General Surgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Urinothorax is a very rare occurrence of urine in the pleural space. Urinothorax can occur as a consequence to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy (URSL) or shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). We herewith urinothorax in a 35 years old male patient and discuss its current knowhow and clinical.

J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2015 Jan-Jun;6(1):213-216

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Peter Alken on Friday, 15 May 2015 07:13

This is a report on urine collection in the thoracic cavity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). That may happen after PNL but after ESWL? The interested reader finds to references about Urinothorax after ESWL:
Garcia-Pachon E, Padilla-Navas I. Urinothorax: Case report and review of the literature with emphasis on biochemical diagnosis. Respiration. 2004;71:533–6 and
Oðuzülgen IK, Oðuzülgen AI, Sinik Z, Köktürk O, Ekim N, Karaoðlan U. An unusual cause of urinothorax. Respiration. 2002;69:273–4.

This is a report on urine collection in the thoracic cavity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). That may happen after PNL but after ESWL? The interested reader finds to references about Urinothorax after ESWL: Garcia-Pachon E, Padilla-Navas I. Urinothorax: Case report and review of the literature with emphasis on biochemical diagnosis. Respiration. 2004;71:533–6 and Oðuzülgen IK, Oðuzülgen AI, Sinik Z, Köktürk O, Ekim N, Karaoðlan U. An unusual cause of urinothorax. Respiration. 2002;69:273–4.
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