Abstract:Objective. Surgical manipulation of the pituitary stalk, neurohypophysis or the hypothalamus may disturb control of the plasma sodium level. The factors that might predict the risk of postoperative sodium imbalance are not clear, and were investigated in this study. Methods. A retrospective survey of 129 surgical records for the occurrence of plasma sodium levels outside the normal range, following transsphenoidal procedures. Median patient age was 49 (range 20-78) years, 65 female. 73 of the operated lesions … Show more
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