Postoperative cerebral oedema after transcervical endometrial resection and uterine irrigation with 1.5% glycine.

@article{Istre1994PostoperativeCO,
  title={Postoperative cerebral oedema after transcervical endometrial resection and uterine irrigation with 1.5% glycine.},
  author={Olav Istre and J Bjoennes and R Naess and K Hornbaek and Axel Forman},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344 8931},
  pages={1187-9}
}
Absorption of irrigating solution during transcervical resection of endometrium can cause dilutional hyponatraemia, nausea, and cerebral oedema. We studied 6 patients who absorbed more than 1500 mL of 1.5% glycine, and 14 patients who absorbed less. Cerebral oedema was diagnosed by blinded, paired comparison of computed tomography (CT) scans 3-6 hours and 3-6 days after operation. The absorbed volume of irrigating glycine solution was correlated with peroperative decrease in serum sodium. 10… CONTINUE READING