Unsuspected urethral stricture presenting as acute water intoxication

E. Friedman, J. Hanany, H. Halkin

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We report a case of an unsuspected urethral stricture that caused acute water intoxication with generalized convulsions. The patient drank excessive amounts of water in an attempt to relieve obstruction. Osmolality, water balance and renal function returned to normal after relief of obstruction. A urethral stricture should be considered in the diagnosis of a patient with severe dilutional hyponatremia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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