GLYCINE INTOXICATION FOLLOWING PERCUTANEO US RENAL SURGERY

Citation
P. Tauzinfin et al., GLYCINE INTOXICATION FOLLOWING PERCUTANEO US RENAL SURGERY, Canadian journal of anaesthesia, 40(9), 1993, pp. 866-869
Citations number
20
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Anesthesiology
ISSN journal
0832-610X
Volume
40
Issue
9
Year of publication
1993
Pages
866 - 869
Database
ISI
SICI code
0832-610X(1993)40:9<866:GIFPUR>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
We describe two cases of altered consciousness associated with nausea and vomiting after renal surgery. These events occurred respectively o ne and two hours after surgery. They are believed to be caused by the transfer of large amounts of irrigating solution containing glycine 1. 5%. The effects of hyponatraemia (132 and 129 mmol . L-1) and glycinae mia (3518 and 8589 mmol . L-1) are discussed. We conclude on the impor tance of an early clinical diagnosis completed by biological investiga tion to allow an adequate symptomatic management.