Disturbances of Water-Electrolyte Regulation After Surgery of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Region

  • G. Hildebrandt
  • H. W. Mueller
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 19)


Disorders of water-electrolyte balance frequently complicate the postoperative management of neurosurgical patients, mainly after surgery of the hypothalamus and the pituitary region [9]. In order to gain insight into the selection of optimal treatment, we tried to characterize this postoperative water-electrolyte dysregula-tion in a large patient population using newly available laboratory methods.


Pituitary Adenoma Diabetes Insipidus Hypertonic Saline Atrial Natriuretic Factor Neurosurgical Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hildebrandt
  • H. W. Mueller
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik der Justus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenGermany

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