La sindrome urgenza-frequenza nella donna: cistite interstiziale e sindromi correlate.

Translated title of the contribution: Urgency-frequency syndrome in women: interstitial cystitis and correlated syndromes

E. Patelli, F. Mantovani, M. Catanzaro, E. Pisani

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In our clinical practice we encountered urgency-frequency syndrome in female patients. Only in the 3.6% is possible to diagnose a typical interstitial cystitis (IC). In the 63.6% we observed only local trigonal squamous metaplasia (leucoplasia), it could be considered a paraphysiological condition present in 50-70% of fertile women, its rigid, not impermeable epithelium may offer an aethiological hypotesis for the dysuric syndrome. In the treatment of this lesion by endoscopic infiltration we had syntomatological results with 47.8% of patients even if only for a short period (one-two years). This treatment is simple and can be repeated, if the patient is responsive. We noticed that the results did not change even if we used different drugs probably due to the role of a physical detachment of leucoplasia from bladder trigon.

Translated title of the contributionUrgency-frequency syndrome in women: interstitial cystitis and correlated syndromes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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