An unusual case of urinothorax after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.
J Family Med Prim Care
We present here a case of severe dyspnea after a percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, which resulted from an urinothorax, an uncommon complication of posturological procedures. Chest X-ray indicated a significant left pleural effusion, and a diagnosis was confirmed by the pleural fluid analysis. Chest tube placement did not improve the patient's clinical status; retrograde pyelogram was performed, and a stent was placed in the left ureter orifice where a narrowing was discovered. Correcting the cause of the urinothorax is the key in such cases of severe pleural effusions as seen in our case.
Dregoesc D, Kelley R, Lick D. An unusual case of urinothorax after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Jun;8(6):2155-2157. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_28_17. PMID: 31334200; PMCID: PMC6618223.