Dr. med. Dirk Manski



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Cystitis Cystica

Definition of Cystitis Cystica

Cystitis cystica is a inflammatory response of the transitional epithelium (bladder mucosa) with subepithelial vesicles [fig. cystitis cystica].


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fig. cystitis cystica

Cystitis cystica: benign inflammatory reaction of the urothelium to infection or mechanical irritation


Etiology and Pathology of Cystitis Cystica

Cystitis cystica is an inflammatory reaction of the urothelium to infection or mechanical irritation. Subepithelial vesicles develop with a few mm in size. In the bladder, cystitis cystica is most common found in the trigone area.

Signs and Symptoms

Cystitis cystica produces usually no symptoms. Hematuria and symptoms of urinary tract infection are possible.

Diagnostic Work-Up

The diagnosis is made with a cystoscopy, a biopsy of the lesion is usually not necessary.

Treatment of Cystitis Cystica

If present, treatment of urinary tract infection.







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  Deutsche Version: Zystitis cystica