Cerebral salt wasting syndrome in craniopharyngioma
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Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS), which was first described by Peters et al. in 1950, is defined by development of natriuresis, hyponatremia and subsequent hypovolemic dehydration in patients with intracranial disorders. Classical causes of the syndrome are traumatic brain injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain tumour. This syndrome has been reported following pituitary surgery and also in a case of meningoencephalitis. Association of CSWS with craniopharyngioma is a rare entity, but not entirely a new finding.Clinical presentation of CSWS is similar to syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone (SIADH), but differential diagnosis is essential for prescribing appropriate therapy. We report, an intriguing case of CSWS that occurred in a case of craniopharyngioma and underwent a prolonged course...

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