Acute digitalis toxicity during turp

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

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Abstract

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
JournalUrology
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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