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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

Urinothorax: An uncommon case of pleural effusion

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, India
2 Department of Surgery, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, India
3 Department of Radiology, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, India
4 Department of Infectious Disease Biology Unit, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
5 Department of Molecular and Immunology Laboratory, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Anita Mohanty
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela - 769 005, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.172480

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Urinothorax is classically described as the formation of urinoma as a result of retroperitoneal leakage and accumulation of urine in the pleural cavity. Since respiratory manifestations could be uncommon or rare and dominated by urological signs, which could be due to secondary or obstructive uropathy; the diagnosis of urinothorax warrants high clinical suspicion. We report such an uncommon case of urinothorax in a patient with chronic kidney disease admitted to a tertiary industrial hospital and treated successfully. Increased awareness among the physicians of such a rare clinical entity may facilitate prompt diagnosis and appropriate clinical management.

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