Actinic cystitis: causes, treatment and experience of a single centre in the last five years

Mario S. Mangano, Alberto De Gobbi, Matteo Ciaccia, Claudio Lamon, Francesco Beniamin, Luigino Maccatrozzo
  • Urologia Journal, October 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.5301/uj.5000273

Actinic cystitis: causes, treatment and experience

What is it about?

Cystitits after radiotherapy; this is a pathological situation that could be very invalidating for the patient. We could perform many kind of tratments, and sometimes it is necessary to perform cystectomy

Why is it important?

The causes of actinic cystitis, the kinds of treatment,


alberto de gobbi (Author)
U.O.C Urologia, Ospedale Treviso, Ulss 2 marca trevigiana

The first approach to patients with AC is often supportive care. Supportive or conservative therapy include: hyperhydration and continuous bladder irrigation with physiological solution, chondroitin sulfate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium pentosan polysulfate prostaglandins, formalin, alum irrigation; systemic treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, oestrogen administration, coagulation factors (VII or VIII) and aminocaproic acid; endoscopic therapy with evacuation of clots and fulguration. Surgery remains the most invasive treatment in the management of those patients who are not responsive to these treatments

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