Comparison of epsilon aminocaproic acid and normal saline for postoperative bladder irrigation following transurethral resection of prostate

Robert C. Flanigan, Anthony J. Casale, Karen M. Butler, David C. Allen, Welton O'Neal, J. William McRoberts, Robert E. Rapp

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A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial of bladder irrigation with a 0.5% solution of epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) versus normal saline plus placebo was undertaken in 75 patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate for benign or malignant disease. Systemic absorption after irrigation with EACA was not detectable. No significant advantage, however, was demonstrated for the EACA solution over normal saline irrigation in measured postoperative blood loss, irrigant volume, hours of catheterization, or length of hospital stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227,228
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes


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  • Urology

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