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Disorders of sodium balance: Hyponatraemia can occur during transurethral resection of prostate

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:853
  1. William H Konarzewski, consultant anaesthetist (
  1. Colchester General Hospital, Colchester CO4 5JL

    EDITOR—Reynolds et al do not specifically mention the acute hyponatraemia quite commonly seen during transurethral resection of the prostate.1 The syndrome may present dramatically, with pulmonary oedema, convulsions, and, occasionally, cardiac arrest when …

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