Hyponatremia after transspheniodal surgery of pituitary adenoma.

  title={Hyponatremia after transspheniodal surgery of pituitary adenoma.},
  author={Tao Wei and Ren Zuyuan and Su Changbao and Wang Renzhi and Yang Yi and Ma Wenbin},
  journal={Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsueh k'o hsueh tsa chih},
  volume={18 2},
OBJECTIVE To clarify the frequency, presentation, associated factors, treatment and outcome of hyponatremia after transphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenomas. METHODS Retrospectively reviewed the database of 183 patients who underwent transphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenoma between January 1999 and June 2000 in our department. RESULTS 38.8% (71/183) had postoperative hyponatremia. Among them, 59.2% (42/71) appeared on the 4th to 7th day postoperatively. 59.2% (42/71) presented with… CONTINUE READING

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