pneumaturia


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pneumaturia

[‚nü·mə′tu̇r·ē·ə]
(medicine)
The voiding of urine containing free gas.
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A 36-year-old man presented with urinary symptoms of enterovesical fistula, such as fecaluria and pneumaturia, 3 weeks after TUR of bladder tumor.
Affected patients commonly present with pneumaturia, haematuria and recurrent urinary tract infection.
Patients usually present with dysuria, hematuria, suprapubic pain, and less frequently, with pneumaturia. For definitive diagnosis, pathological examination is required but in most cases, computed tomography (CT) is adequate.
TABLE 2 Findings that warrant further evaluation of recurrent UTI (18) Asymptomatic microhematuria Evidence of fistula (eg, fecaluria or pneumaturia) Gross hematuria following treatment of infection History of malignancy in the abdomen or pelvis History of urolithiasis History of urologic surgery or trauma Immunocompromised state (eg, diabetes) Outflow obstruction Persistent bacteriuria following treatment with antibiotic to which it is sensitive Recurrent pyelonephritis Urea-positive bacteria associated with urolithiasis UTI, urinary tract infection.
Oliguria, stranguria (difficult and painful urination), the passage of particulate matter, and/or pneumaturia suggest a complication such as the presence of a fungus ball.
Most common symptoms of AVF are recurrent urinary tract infections and pneumaturia [5].
In addition, non-specific abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of conscious, shock, costovertebral angle tenderness, dysuria, local crepitation and pneumaturia are also seen.
However, patients with EVF usually present with lower urinary tract symptoms, which include pneumaturia (the most common symptom present in 5070% of cases), fecaluria (reported in up to 51%), frequency, urgency, suprapubic pain, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and haematuria [5, 8, 21, 25].
A 36-year-old man who was HIV infected and had been on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 7 months presented to the emergency department distressed and with a 3-day history of pneumaturia, faecaluria, dysuria and suprapubic pain.
Bubbles in your stream of urine is rare and called pneumaturia. Because the bladder is a closed system, for you to pass bubbles, the air has to come from somewhere - usually the bowel.
If a fistula has developed, a history of recurrent urinary tract infection, pneumaturia and faecaluria may also be elicited (12).