Urinothorax, a Rare Complication of Rupture Renal Calyx
Urinothorax is one of the rare causes of pleural effusion of extra-vascular origin, commonly presents with a transudative pleural effusion due to obstruction, injury or trauma to the genitourinary tract. It is not a common cause which increases the likelihood of underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. Herein, we are presenting a 65-year-old gentleman who presented with urinary symptoms found to have urinothorax secondary to urinary tract obstruction by benign prostatic hypertrophy. This case was further complicated by urinoma and pyelonephritis. We are reporting this case to highlight the importance of including this entity in the differential diagnosis in patients who have pleural effusion especially if they presented with obstructive urinary symptoms.
Battah, A., Farouji, A., DaCosta, T., Ahmad, A., Kazmi, R., DaCosta, T., Miller, R., & Farouji, I. (2023). Urinothorax, a Rare Complication of Rupture Renal Calyx. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2023.03.043