Acute hyponatremia associated with transurethral surgery

L. L. Bready, B. H. Hoff, R. C. Boyd

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalAnesthesiology Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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