We previously published our method of performing continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) in a monoplace hyperbaric chamber . This method entailed the use of an IV pump to infuse saline into the monoplace chamber. The specter of causing iatrogenic rupture of the bladder was raised following such a case, reported herein, of a woman with hemorrhagic radiation cystitis leading to cystectomy. Due to the danger of bladder rupture while providing CBI with a pump, we retract our previously reported method and encourage the use of either a gravity-fed system or delay in hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment until CBI is no longer necessary.
- continuous bladder irrigation
- monoplace hyperbaric chamber
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