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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 197--9

Chasing hyponatraemia : unusual presentation.

Department of Neurology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India., India

Correspondence Address:
M Tripathi
Department of Neurology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.
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Two females, in their sixth decade, presented with recurrent episodes of headache, vertigo, vomiting and altered sensorium. Both patients had persistent hyponatraemia as the only clue. Detailed investigations revealed a pituitary aetiology in both. One patient had a pituitary microadenoma while the other had an empty sella syndrome. The diagnosis and management is discussed and the relevant literature reviewed.


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