Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) is being performed with increasing frequency as a minimally invasive alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). HoLEP offers the advantage of use of normal saline for irrigation, instead of glycine which is utilized in TURP, decreasing the likelihood of fluid absorption and effects on serum electrolytes. We describe a patient who underwent HoLEP for BPH and subsequently developed non-ion gap metabolic acidosis and hemodilution associated with volume overload.
- Fluid overload
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine