Urinothorax: An unexpected cause of pleural effusion Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006