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Dilutional Hyponatremia Following Surgery Using Electrolyte-Free Irrigating Solutions (Transurethral Resection or TUR Syndrome)

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Dilutional hyponatremia may follow surgery during which large volumes of hypotonic fluid used for irrigation has been absorbed. This was first noticed during transurethral resection of the prostate and was termed the "TUR Syndrome". It also may occur following laparoscopic urologic, orthopedic and gynecologic procedures.

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