Hyponatremia in cancer patients.

  title={Hyponatremia in cancer patients.},
  author={Marco Platania and Elena Verzoni and Milena Vitali},
  volume={101 2},
Hyponatremia is the most frequent electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients but also a well known poor prognostic factor in cancer patients. Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is often misdiagnosed by oncologist because of difficulties in the interpretation of laboratory tests. Etiology is heterogeneous but the predominant cause is represented by the unbalance between excessive presence of water and serum sodium deficiency. Ectopic production of arginine… CONTINUE READING