J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc | Volume 6, Issue 4 | Case Report | Open Access

Biliary Sodium Depletion: A Rare Cause of Hyponatremia and Renal Failure

Lemfadli Yassine1*, Jellouli Abderrahmane1, Ait Errami Adil1, Oubaha Sofia2, Samlani Zouhour1 and Krati Khadija1

1Department of Gastroenterology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Morocco
2Department of Physiology, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Lemfadli Yassine 

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External biliary drainage is a necessary procedure in some situations, particularly in tumor obstructions of the bile ducts. We report the case of a 51-year-old man with hyponatremia and functional renal failure after high-volume biliary excretion following external percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage for an obstructive Klatskin tumor. Our case shows that internal drainage should be preferred to external drainage which is a source of hydro electrolyte and circulatory complications that can be life-threatening.


External biliary drainage; Hyponatremia; Renal failure; Klatskin tumor; Jaundice


Yassine L, Abderrahmane J, Adil AE, Sofia O, Zouhour S, Khadija K. Biliary Sodium Depletion: A Rare Cause of
Hyponatremia and Renal Failure. J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc. 2021;6(4): 1105..

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