Hyponatremia after adenotonsillectomy: Not gone and best not forgotten

Amit Kochar, David E. Tunkel

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Hyponatremia has been reported in children after tonsillectomy, but the morbidity of this clinical entity is still not widely appreciated. We describe a case of severe hyponatremia in a child who had adenotonsillectomy and perioperative treatment for von Willebrand disease. We will discuss the pathophysiology involved in this complication as well as strategies for prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-367
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Complications
  • Desmopressin
  • Hyponatremia
  • Tonsillectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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