“Strawberry wees forever?”: Answers
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Chyluria, the loss of chyle via the urinary tract, is a rare condition among children.
Non-parasitic forms of childhood chyluria are predominantly observed in Western countries.
Consistent with chyle leakage from the upper urinary tract or bladder the T2-sequence of the magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)–urography showed a ventral hypointense chyluric layer on top of the hyperintense urine. We then performed a cystoscopy, the leading diagnostic intervention in childhood chyluria, in order to locate a fistula between the lymphatic and urinary system.
Chyluria, the loss of chyle via the urinary tract, is a rare condition among children [1, 2, 3]. While parasitic tropical infections, in particular lymphatic filariasis caused by Wuchereria banchrofti, represent the major cause of chyluria, rarer non-parasitic forms prevail in Western countries . Classically, chyluria presents as a loss of milky urine, rich in triglycerides, chylomicrons, and albumin,...
Keywords“Strawberry yoghurt-like” urine MR–urography Urinary tract
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