oa South African Medical Journal - The dangers of overhydration during and after operations - two case reports
|Article Title||The dangers of overhydration during and after operations - two case reports|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Provincial and Livingstone Hospitals, Port Elizabeth|
|Publication Date||Oct 1968|
|Pages||1076 - 1078|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, Overhydration and Surgery|
In a major operation such as a partial gastrectomy, a fluid loss of up to 4 litres may result. This is loss of extracellular fluid by translocation into the splanchnic bed, bowel lumen and tissues adjacent to the wound, besides the fluid lost through excessive fasting and sweating in the apprehensive patient.
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