Hyperkalaemia as a complication of ureteroileostomy: A case report and literature review

Nizar Eskandar, Jean L. Holley

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Abstract

Although jejunal potassium absorption is recognized, it is rarely reported and may be misinterpreted as a complication of ileal diversion [7,8]. Given the differences in ileal and jejunal potassium handling and the difficulty of surgically identifying exact intestinal segments in the setting of multiple past procedures and adhesions, post-procedure hyperkalaemia should raise suspicion that the urinary conduit was planted in the high ileum or jejunum. Controlling potassium intake in such cases is the foundation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2081-2083
Number of pages3
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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