M. Arrizabalaga, MD, Resident.
Treatment of Massive Haematuria with Aluminous Salts
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
British Journal of Urology
Volume 60, Issue 3, pages 223–226, September 1987
How to Cite
ARRIZABALAGA, M., EXTRAMINA, J., PARRA, J. L., RAMOS, C., GONZÀLEZ, R. D. and LEIVA, O. (1987), Treatment of Massive Haematuria with Aluminous Salts. British Journal of Urology, 60: 223–226. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1987.tb05487.x
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
- Accepted for publication 8 December 1986
Summary— Fifteen patients with massive vesical haematuria were treated with a 1% aluminium potassium sulphate solution in sterile distilled water, using continuous intravesical lavage with a double channel catheter. The haematuria was caused by vesical tumours in 13 patients, radiation cystitis in one and transurethral resection in one. Immediate side effects were few and none were noted in the long term, as judged by randomised biopsies from vesical mucosa. A complete response was noted in 66% of the patients, partial response in 15% and failure in 20%.
This treatment is recommended for intractable bleeding from radiation cystitis and bladder