Hydrostatic Pressure Technique and Intravesical Instillation of Formalin: Methods for the Control of Severe Bleeding from the Bladder

  • M Horňak
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 1)


Bladder haemorrage in patients with widespread advanced tumours or haemorrhagic cystitis secondary to radiation therapy is frequently very resistant to treatment and presents a serious problem. In this group of patients we applied the hydrostatic pressure technique and also used intravesical instillation of formalin into the urinary bladder.


Formalin Catheter Cystitis Pyelonephritis 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M Horňak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyMedical SchoolBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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