Acute digitalis toxicity during turp

Lois L. Bready, Brian H. Hoff, Robert C. Boyd

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Water entrainment into opened prostate venous sinuses during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) may lead to dilution of serum electrolytes. Dilutional hypokalemia may precipitate digitalis toxicity in the digitalized patient. Successful resuscitation of such a patient is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-317
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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