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Karlmaður með lækkað natríum, slappleika og megrun vegna æxlis í heiladingliGuðni Arnar Guðnason; Sigríður Þórdís Valtýsdóttir; Trausti Valdimarsson; Stefán Þorvaldsson; Þorvaldur Magnússon; Heilbrigðisstofnun Vesturlands, Akranesi. (Læknafélag Íslands, Læknafélag Reykjavíkur, 2012-04)A 78 year-old male was admitted for rehabilitation after a trans-tibial amputation three months earlier. Scheduled training with a prosthetic leg was postponed due to muscle atrophy and weakness. As the patient's status deteriorated, blood results showed worsening hyponatremia.Work-up revealed pituitary insufficiency caused by a pituitary mass. The patient's general health improved greatly and the hyponatremia corrected after hormonal replacement therapy with Hydrocortisone, Thyroxin and Testosterone was initiated.