Pericardial tamponade-associated hyponatremia

Meir Mouallem, Ido Wolf, Gregory Mindlin, Zvi Farfel

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Abstract

We describe a 58-year-old patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung who suffered from severe weariness that was attributed to hyponatremia. The cause of hyponatremia was found to be a malignant pericardial effusion that caused pericardial tamponade. The hyponatremia was corrected rapidly after the evacuation of the malignant effusion. The pathogenetic mechanisms of hyponatremia secondary to pericardial effusion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-52
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume325
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Antidiuretic hormone
  • Atrial natriuretic factor
  • Hyponatremia
  • Pericardial tamponade

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