Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone preceding the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma

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Abstract

Objective:

Description of the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone preceding diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by almost 3 years.

Design:

A single patient case report.

Setting:

Departments of medicine and gastroenterology in a district general hospital.

Intervention:

Water restriction, hypertonic saline, demethylchlortetracycline. Outcome: Patient died from pancreatic carcinoma and hepatic metastases.

Conclusion:

Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone may precede the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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