Article Abstract

Role of cystoscopy and hydrodistention in the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

Authors: Gisela Ens, Gustavo L. Garrido

Abstract

There are controversies about whether cystoscopy with or without hydrodistention (HD) plays a role in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). We reviewed the recommendations of various societies and associations of greater impact in this complex disease, analyzing the indications, technique, findings and complications of this procedure.