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Iodoform Injections in Cystitis.
—Chandelux recommends an intra-vesical injection of an ethereal solution of iodoform in some rebellious cases of cystitis. He uses an almost saturated solution, or one containing 13 grams in each 100 grams of ether. He had obtained very favorable results in painful cystitis of tubercular origin, and in other cases of long standing, in which urination took place as often as ninety-six times in twenty-four hours. Chronic cystitis often causes a decided thickening of the bladder walls, and by their contraction the capacity diminishes greatly. If we attempt to distend the cavity by a tepid injection of boracic acid solution very severe pains are soon produced, the bladder rebels and the liquid is forced out between the sound and the walls of the canal. The bladder loses its power to bear a distension of its walls.In employing injections of iodoformed ether, the bladder having previously
MEDICAL PROGRESS.. JAMA. 1887;IX(7):207-208. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400060015002