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Conference Paper: Case Study: Urinothorax after total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a significant early sign of urinary tract injury

TitleCase Study: Urinothorax after total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a significant early sign of urinary tract injury
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-JOG.html
Citation
The 24th Asian and Ocenanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOCOG 2015), Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-6 June 2015. In Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 2015, v. 41 n. suppl. S1, p. 183-184, abstract no. GGU P 28 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Urinothorax is a rare cause of pleural effusion after gynaecolgical surgery and can happen after an undiagnosed urinary tract injury. It is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural cavity due to leakage of urine from the peritoneal and retroperitoneal space into the pleural space. One of the diagnostic criteria is the pleural fluid-to-serum creatinine level > 1 and urinothorax is completely reversible after treatment of the underlying urinary tract injury. We describe the first case of urinothorax which occurred after total laparoscopic hysterectomy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year-old woman underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy for a 438 g fibroid uterus. Her postoperative course was complicated by pelvic abscess, which required laparoscopic drainage 2 weeks after the initial operation. In the following week, she developed massive right pleural effusion, which persisted despite repeated chest drainage. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography, which showed a normal urinary system at 2 and 3 weeks, showed left hydroureter and left hydronephrosis, at 8 weeks after the initial operation. Left percutaneous nephrostomy and nephrostogram were performed, showing dilated left upper ureter with apparently complete obstruction at the left lower ureter at the sacral level. The pleural fluid-to-serum creatinine level was 1.02. There was no more reaccumulation of the pleura effusion after percutaneous urine drainage. Following reimplantation of the ureter at 3 months, the woman made a complete recovery. CONCLUSION: Presentation of urinary tract injury following laparoscopic surgery can be delayed and subtle. Urinothorax can be an early sign of urinary tract injury, and may precede the appearance of obstructive uropathy. Recognition and awareness of urinothorax as a possible suquelae of urinary tract injury may allow early diagnosis and management of laparoscopic related urological complications.
DescriptionConference Theme: Old World Charm Meeting New Technology
Electronic Poster Presentations, General Gynaecology/Urogynaecology
This free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: AOCOG 2015 - 24th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology ... 2015
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234264
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.091
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.521

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, MKD-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, VYT-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T07:00:12Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T07:00:12Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 24th Asian and Ocenanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOCOG 2015), Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-6 June 2015. In Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 2015, v. 41 n. suppl. S1, p. 183-184, abstract no. GGU P 28-
dc.identifier.issn1341-8076-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234264-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Old World Charm Meeting New Technology-
dc.descriptionElectronic Poster Presentations, General Gynaecology/Urogynaecology-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: AOCOG 2015 - 24th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology ... 2015-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Urinothorax is a rare cause of pleural effusion after gynaecolgical surgery and can happen after an undiagnosed urinary tract injury. It is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural cavity due to leakage of urine from the peritoneal and retroperitoneal space into the pleural space. One of the diagnostic criteria is the pleural fluid-to-serum creatinine level > 1 and urinothorax is completely reversible after treatment of the underlying urinary tract injury. We describe the first case of urinothorax which occurred after total laparoscopic hysterectomy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year-old woman underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy for a 438 g fibroid uterus. Her postoperative course was complicated by pelvic abscess, which required laparoscopic drainage 2 weeks after the initial operation. In the following week, she developed massive right pleural effusion, which persisted despite repeated chest drainage. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography, which showed a normal urinary system at 2 and 3 weeks, showed left hydroureter and left hydronephrosis, at 8 weeks after the initial operation. Left percutaneous nephrostomy and nephrostogram were performed, showing dilated left upper ureter with apparently complete obstruction at the left lower ureter at the sacral level. The pleural fluid-to-serum creatinine level was 1.02. There was no more reaccumulation of the pleura effusion after percutaneous urine drainage. Following reimplantation of the ureter at 3 months, the woman made a complete recovery. CONCLUSION: Presentation of urinary tract injury following laparoscopic surgery can be delayed and subtle. Urinothorax can be an early sign of urinary tract injury, and may precede the appearance of obstructive uropathy. Recognition and awareness of urinothorax as a possible suquelae of urinary tract injury may allow early diagnosis and management of laparoscopic related urological complications.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-JOG.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research-
dc.rightsPreprint This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article]. Authors are not required to remove preprints posted prior to acceptance of the submitted version. Postprint This is the accepted version of the following article: [full citation], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article].-
dc.titleCase Study: Urinothorax after total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a significant early sign of urinary tract injury-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailChan, MKD: dcmanka@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, VYT: vytc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, VYT=rp01323-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jog.12892-
dc.identifier.hkuros267439-
dc.identifier.volume41-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. S1-
dc.identifier.spage183, abstract no. GGU P 28-
dc.identifier.epage184-
dc.publisher.placeAustralia-

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