Contribution bladder biopsy to the study of urogynaecological patient

ArticleinGinecología y obstetricia de México 78(3):187-90 · March 2010
Source: PubMed


    One of the characteristics of urinary symptoms in women is their lack of specificity. Patients with stress incontinence or urgency, local irritation, infection, distal stenosis or a neoplastic process have very similar symptoms.
    Determine the frequency of bladder structural lesions detected by urethrocistoscopy in which we performed bladder biopsies.
    Descriptive, retrospective, analytical study of files and videos of 331 patients treated in Urodifem de Occidente (private Urogynecology Center). Thirty-five biopsies were taken. The statistical analysis was expressed as means standard deviations, ranges, percentages and Fishers test.
    Patients ages range 30-90 years average 60+13.76. Predominant symptoms were: irritative vesical syndrome 62.8%; pelvic pain 45.71%; urge incontinence 31.4%; hematuria 31.4%; vesical voiding dysfunction 11.4%. Principal endoscopic findings: Urethrotrigonitis; glomerular lesions or Hunner ulcers; vesical trabeculations; tumor or suspect lesions. Histopathologic findings were: Interstitial Cystitis 42.9%; chronic Cystitis 11.4%; Cystitis glandularis 8.6%; Cystitis follicular 11.4%; bladder cancer 5.7%; Vesical Papilloma 5.7%.
    This study supports the practice of vesical biopsy when lesions other than those from chronic infection are observes in the presence of tumors or suspect lesions.