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Intravesical formalin for the control of intractable bladder haemorrhage secondary to radiation cystitis or bladder cancer

M Likourinas, A Cranides, B Jiannopoulos, A Kostakopoulos, C Dimopoulos
Urological Research 1979 June 22, 7 (2): 125-6
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During the last two years, 17 patients with haemorrhage due to radiation cystitis or bladder cancer have been treated by intravesical infusion of 10% Formalin solution. The results were very good in 9 cases, satisfactory in 3, while the remaining 5 cases were disappointing. The control of bleeding by Formalin was safe especially in patients with secondary haemorrhage due to radiation cystitis with no tumour recurrence.

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