Urinothorax: A Rare Postoperative Complication of AdrenalectomyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Natarajan Manickam,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu-625020, India.
Urinothorax is a rare condition defined by the presence of urine in the pleural cavity. Here we report a case of a patient with left sided transudative pleural effusion which developed following left adrenalectomy with perisplenic collection. The pleural fluid to serum creatinine ratio was found to be greater than one which confirmed the diagnosis. The objective of this case report was to describe this rare case and to alert the physicians to include urinothorax in their differential diagnosis of transudative pleural effusion especially following abdominal surgery.
Pleral fluid creatinine, Retroperitoneal, Thoracostomy, Transudative pleural effusion, Urinoma
Deepa Kalik avil Puthenveedu, Natarajan Manickam, Arul Rajamurugan Ponniah Subramanian,
Palani Kumar Baluchamy. URINOTHORAX: A RARE POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATION OF ADRENALECTOMY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Oct 22 ]; 10:OD11-OD12. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 18, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 22, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 18, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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