We studied a 41 year old patient who had pathologic fluid intake of 10l/day together with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. Imaging studies revealed a lesion of the anterior wall of the third cerebral ventricle. A review of relevant literature indicated several different disturbances by which alterations of thirst, vasopressin-secretion and abnormalities of anterior third ventricle may be associated. The present case presents an unusual and potentially dangerous combination in this spectrum of changes.
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Gross, P., Wichmann, A., Walb, D. et al. Inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone, polydipsia and hypothalamic calcifications. Klin Wochenschr 67, 730–733 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01721292