Non-parasitic chyluria: An interesting case of uncertain interpretation

Emilio Sacco, Pierfrancesco Bassi, Ivan Matteo Tavolini, Hailè Selassiè Alemayehu

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Chyluria occurs as a result of communication between the lymphatics and the urinary system. It is a common problem in developing countries. Since its original description by Hippocrates, chyluria has been mentioned frequently in the literature and has remained puzzling in many reports. As a rare occurrence, chyluria may present many diagnostic and therapeutic problems. A man with an interesting history of non-parasitic chyluria and an unusual radiological finding is described herein. The etiology and various treatments of chyluria are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-229
Number of pages2
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia Andrologia
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Chyluria
  • Spontaneous resolution
  • Lymphography


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