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Abstract

Interstitial cystitis usually occurs in elderly women, who present with lower abdominal or perineal pain and urinary frequency. The lesion can involve anywhere in the bladder. Histologically, the lesion is a mucosal ulceration covered by fibrin and necrotic material. The underlying lamina propria and muscularis show edema, hemorrhage, granulation tissue, and a mononuclear cell infiltrate. Mast cells are frequently observed (Fig. 14.1).

Keywords

Bladder Cancer Transitional Cell Carcinoma Interstitial Cystitis Pleomorphic Carcinoma Inverted Papilloma 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kitai Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard Naylor
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical College of OhioToledoUSA
  2. 2.Medical College HospitalsToledoUSA
  3. 3.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.The University of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA

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