Patients undergoing transurethral surgery, including resection of the prostate (TURP), are at risk for development of severe water intoxication and dilution of serum electrolytes, even when glycine-containing irrigating solutions are used. Three cases are reported to illustrate the problem of acute severe dilutional hyponatremia (serum sodium less than 100 mEq/L) associated with transurethral surgery, and to review management.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine