Hypernatremia Complicating Partial Urinary-Tract Obstruction

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Abstract

IT is well known that the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine is impaired by obstruction of the urinary tract.1 2 3 Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus4 5 6 7 has been shown to occur both with partial Urinary Tract obstruction and in the course of postobstructive diuresis after relief of complete urinary-tract obstruction. That severe hypernatremia and hyperosmolar dehydration may occur in certain patients with partial urinary-tract obstruction, however, is not generally appreciated. Thus, a recent review of hypernatremia8 and two standard textbook chapters9,10 on obstructive uropathy do not describe this phenomenon. The course of two illustrative patients seen over the past five years with.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-748
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume283
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1970

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