Urinothorax: An unexpected cause of pleural effusion

Elena Shleyfer, Roman Nevzorov, Alan B. Jotkowitz, Victor Novack, Lone Avnon, Avi Porath

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Urinothorax is an unexpected cause of transudative pleural effusion associated with obstructive uropathy. We present a case of urinothorax in a patient with congestive heart failure who had undergone percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The diagnosis was made after an unexpected enlargement of the pleural effusion after treatment with diuretics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2006


  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Pleural effusion
  • Urinothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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