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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1991;8(2):227-234.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1991.8.2.227    Published online December 31, 1991.
A case of SIADH in small cell lung cancer.
Kyu Chang Won, Jong Sik Lim, Chan Woo Lee, Hyoung Woo Lee, Choong Ki Lee, Jin Hong Chung, Myoung Soo Hyun, Bong Sup Shim, Hyun Woo Lee
Abstract
The syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion is a disorder characterized by hyponatremia which results from water retention attributable to ADH release. The hallmark of SIADH is hyponatremia due to water retention, in the presence of urinary osmolality above plasma osmolality. The SIADH was initially described by Schwartz et al (1957). This syndrome, first recognized in patients with bronchogenic carcinoma, has now been observed in a variety of other illnesses. Recently, we encountered a 59 year-old female with small cell lung cancer, also she had SIADH. Thus, we present a case and review the literature on the subject.
Key Words: SIADH (The syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion), Small cell lung cancer, Hyponatremia


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