Alum irrigation in the treatment of severe haemorrhage from the bladder

M Nurmi, P Puntala, K Torniainen
Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae 1987, 76 (3): 173-5
Ten patients in whom severe haemorrhage from the bladder persisted after clot evacuation and fulguration were treated by continuous irrigation with 1% alum solution. Bleeding ceased in 8 patients, and was temporary in only one of these cases. In 2 patients with thrombocytopaenia the treatment failed. No side effects were noticed. Serum aluminium level was measured in one patient and the value was normal.

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