The gynecologic surgeon attempted to control the hemorrhage by injecting ferric subsulfate
(Monsel's) solution into the patient's vagina.
The problem, it turns out, is that aluminum chloride and Monsel's solution (ferric subsulfate
) --common topical hemostatics used during the procedure--block the stain from binding tissue.
Monsel's is a thickened Ferric Subsulfate
solution which acts as a hemostatic agent when applied to surgical sites following biopsy or excision of diseased tissue.