Acute abdomen with colonic necrosis induced by Kayexalate-sorbitol.

  title={Acute abdomen with colonic necrosis induced by Kayexalate-sorbitol.},
  author={Alan Dardik and Robert C. Moesinger and Gershon Efron and Adrian Barbul and M G Harrison},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={93 5},
Colonic necrosis is an unusual complication after treatment of hyperkalemia with sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SPS, Kayexalate) in sorbitol. To increase awareness of this complication, we report a case of necrosis of the transverse colon in a patient given oral and rectal SPS-sorbitol for hyperkalemia. Colonic necrosis was manifested as an acute abdomen within 24 hours of initial administration. Prompt surgical resection of the necrotic transverse colon permitted rapid recovery of bowel… CONTINUE READING
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