Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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TURP Syndrome Underlying Cause

Post TURP syndrome is caused by absorption of excess fluid used to irrigate the prostate during prostate surgery. The excess fluid reduces the concentration of sodium in the bloodstream, which results in symptoms and signs of hyponatremia.

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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