What the Intensive Care Physician Should Know About the Transurethral Resection Syndrome

  • R. G. HahnEmail author
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM)


The transurethral (TUR) syndrome is caused by absorption of fluid used to irrigate the operating field during endoscopic surgery. The intensivist and the anesthetic team should be able to successfully master this complication, which has good prognosis if diagnosed and treated early. Parts of the pathophysiology and the best treatment of the TUR syndrome have not been clarified until recently.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research UnitSödertälje HospitalSödertäljeSweden
  2. 2.Karolinska Institutet at Danderyds Hospital (KIDS)StockholmSweden

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