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Indian J Urol. 2019 Jan-Mar;35(1):73-74. doi: 10.4103/iju.IJU_263_18.

Carbon dioxide insufflation to control intractable bleeding during transurethral resection of bladder tumor.

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Department of Urology, Utsunomiya Memorial Hospital, Utsunomiya-Shi, Japan.
Department of Urology, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, Japan.


We describe a method to manage severe bleeding during transurethral resection (TUR) of a giant bladder tumor, in which vision was impaired by the bleeding. The use of carbon dioxide gas as an alternative to irrigation fluid for bladder inflation provided a better view to safely control the intractable bleeding.

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