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postoperatively, what are the possible reasons for elevated blood glucose and low potassium levels after the removal of a brain tumor?

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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
STEROIDS: Steroids like DEXAMETHASONE are used post op to decrease swelling . Common side effects are elevated glucose And low potassium. D/W your doctor and have labs Monitored and seek treatment if needed.
Answered on Mar 22, 2015
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