Endoscopic topical placement of formalin soaked pledgets to control localized hemorrhage due to radiation cystitis.

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PURPOSE A useful technique for treating localized bladder hemorrhage secondary to radiation cystitis is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cotton pledgets soaked in 5% formalin are placed endoscopically onto bleeding foci of the bladder for 15 minutes and then removed. RESULTS There was immediate cessation of prolonged bleeding refractory to intravesical… (More)

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