Cooling effect from absorption of prewarmed irrigating fluid in transurethral prostatic resection.

  • Rebecca Hahn
  • Published 1993 in International urology and nephrology


Thirty patients were studied over 10-min periods in the course of transurethral prostatic resection with measurements of rectal temperature and fluid absorption. Glycine with or without ethanol was used as the irrigant. The changes in the body temperature as reflected in oesophageal and rectal measurements in 5 of the patients were almost identical. Seven… (More)


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