A new device has been developed for microwave coagulation of urinary bladder tumors. Twenty-one patients with urinary bladder tumors were treated by irradiation with microwave energy of 2,450 MHz. Results were obtained as follows: (1) microwave coagulation was performed in 21 patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Excluding 4 patients who subsequently received radical cystectomy, 17 patients showed a complete response, although 2 patients subsequently developed recurrences in different parts of the bladder within the following several months. Histological examination of the excised specimen revealed complete eradication of the tumor in 2 patients. In the remaining 2 patients with high-stage tumor (T4), viable tumor cells were noted in the urethra or vaginal wall. (2) Although neither technical difficulties nor severe complications were encountered, transient urinary frequency and calcification of the bladder wall were noted. The results of this study indicate that microwave coagulation may be used in the treatment of both superficial and invasive tumors.

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