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