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Title: Hyponatraemia in the transurethral resection of prostate syndrome.
Epworth Authors: Dixon, Barry
Other Authors: Ernest, David
Keywords: Surgery
Pulmonary Oedema
Intensive Care Unit, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
Epworth Critical Care Clinical Institute
Issue Date: 1-Feb-1996
Publisher: Sage
Citation: 21 (1), pp. 102-103
Abstract: Hyponatraemia due to systemic absorption of the irrigation solution during transurethral resection of the prostrate is a feature of this syndrome. Such hyponatraemia may be either isotonic or hypotonic, and failure to differentiate between them may lead to inappropriate management of the hyponatraemia. We describe a patient in whom isotonic hyponatraemia and pulmonary oedema due to the transurethral resection of prostate syndrome was inappropriately treated using 3% saline, potentially exacerbating his pulmonary oedema.
DOI: 10.1177/0310057X9602400120
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ISSN: 0310-057X
Journal Title: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Critical Care
UroRenal, Vascular

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