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.