[Hyponatraemic encephalopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Complications after preparation for colonoscopy with mannitol].

@article{Veitenhansl2007HyponatraemicEA,
  title={[Hyponatraemic encephalopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Complications after preparation for colonoscopy with mannitol].},
  author={Martin Veitenhansl and Nicole Reisch and Susanne Schmauss and Mark Woernle and Reinhold Gaertner},
  journal={Der Internist},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={
          625-9
        }
}
In the preparation for colonoscopy, it is necessary to drink a great deal of often hypo-osmotic fluid. Therefore, the electrolytes and intra- and extracellular water are disequilibrated. Most of the patients tolerate this without any subjective or objective symptoms. In our case, a young male patient suffered from a severe hyponatriaemia with encephalopathy for more than 48 h through the preparation for an elective ambulant colonoscopy with mannite. Furthermore, he developed a rhabdomyolysis… CONTINUE READING
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