Open Access Case Report Article ID: GJMCCR-9-253

    Refractory hematuria post actinic cystitis. Role of potassium alumen as treatment - Case Report

    João Ernesto Aldred Pinto Filho*, Pedro Henrique Ejje Kailly, Ruston da Matta Louback Filho, Juan Miguel Renteria, Antonio Claudio and Ahouagi Cunha

    Actinic cystitis hematuria is a frequent complication after pelvic radiotherapy, present in approximately 5% of patients exposed to this therapy. The management of these cases seems to be a challenge for today’s urologists. In this article, we present the case of a 73- year-old man diagnosed with actinic cystitis after pelvic radiotherapy and admitted to our service with a clinical picture of refractory macroscopic hematuria. During admission, the patient underwent multiple procedures and blood transfusions, without success in controlling hematuria. After a review of the literature, we chose to use Potassium Alum in the patient’s treatment. Under general anesthesia, we performed a cystoscopy with the evacuation of clots and subsequently infused a 1% solution of potassium alum into the bladder at a rate of 200 ml/h for 25 hours. Less than 24 hours after Alum infusion, there were no more clinical signs of hematuria, which remained until hospital discharge. After 6 months of treatment, the patient did not present another episode of hematuria.


    Published on: May 27, 2022 Pages: 29-31

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5282.000153
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