Formalin instillation for control of rectal hemorrhage in advanced pelvic malignancy: report of two cases


Kelly, S. R. and Nugent, K. P. (2002) Formalin instillation for control of rectal hemorrhage in advanced pelvic malignancy: report of two cases. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 45, (1), 121-122.

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Description/Abstract

PURPOSE: This article describes the use of intrarectal formalin to treat intractable rectal bleeding from pelvic malignancy.

METHODS: case reports of two patients with intractable rectal bleeding from pelvic malignancy are described.

RESULTS: in both cases, treatment with intrarectal formalin stopped the rectal bleeding.

CONCLUSION: formalin instillation into the rectum is an invaluable technique when one is faced with rectal hemorrhage from inoperable pelvic tumors.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0012-3706 (print)
1530-0358 (electronic)
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Keywords: formalin instillation, rectal hemorrhage, inoperable pelvic tumors
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
ePrint ID: 150835
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 14:45
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:10
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150835

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