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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation|
|State||Published - Jun 2008|
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