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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-74

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

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

Correspondence Address:
Minoru Kobayashi
Department of Urology, Utsunomiya Memorial Hospital, Utsunomiya-Shi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/iju.IJU_263_18

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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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