Aug 1, 1989

The value of hydrostatic balloon dilatation with adjuvant pentosan polysulfate medication in therapy of chronic interstitial cystitis

Helvetica chirurgica acta
M BeerE Schmiedt


Twenty-one female patients suffering from interstitial cystitis were treated by oral medication of pentosane-polysulfates (200 mg/6 months). In cases with a capacity below 150 ml (n = 6) a distension therapy of bladder was performed simultaneously. The combined therapy showed good therapeutic effects for 1-2 years defined by the increase of voiding volumina and decrease of nycturia and pains. Medication of pentosane-polysulfates alone was of lower therapeutic value. Concerning urodynamic investigations we found an increase of capacity while the quality of bladder compliance did not change. We recommend these conservative therapies as an experimental alternative therapy before bladder augmentation.

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Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Bladder
Immunologic Adjuvants
Alternative Medicine
Pathological Dilatation
Carcinoma in Situ of Bladder
Pentosan Polysulfate
Bladder Tissue

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