Fatal hypermagnesemia induced by preoperative colon preparation in an elderly woman: report of a case.

Abstract

An 85-year-old woman with rectal carcinoma was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment. She had a history of constipation treated with oral magnesium oxide. She received 34 g of magnesium citrate (Magcolol P(®)) orally for 2 days as a mechanical bowel preparation prior to the operation. Just before the operation, she suddenly developed nausea… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12328-012-0353-y

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Uchiyama2013FatalHI, title={Fatal hypermagnesemia induced by preoperative colon preparation in an elderly woman: report of a case.}, author={Chieko Uchiyama and Takeshi Kato and Kodo Tomida and Rei Suzuki and K. Nakata and Michiko Hamanaka and Takashi Kanemura and Masaaki Izumi and Shigeyuki Tamura}, journal={Clinical journal of gastroenterology}, year={2013}, volume={6 2}, pages={105-10} }