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      Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone due to Malignant Thymoma

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          The authors present the case of a 51-year-old female with a syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) due to a malignant thymoma. Laboratory examinations of the patient showed hyponatremia, plasma hypoosmolarity in the presence of concentrated urine and normal urine excretion of sodium. CT revealed a mass lesion in the mediastinum. A biopsy of the mediastinal mass was performed and the diagnosis of thymoma with SIADH was established. This is a rare description of a malignant thymoma associated with SIADH.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          2002
          August 2002
          15 July 2002
          : 91
          : 4
          : 752-754
          Affiliations
          Departments of aMedicine and bPathology, Dubrava University Hospital, Zagreb, and cDepartment of Medicine, S. Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
          Article
          65042 Nephron 2002;91:752–754
          10.1159/000065042
          12138284
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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