Vol. 44 (6): 1252-1255, November – December, 2018
CHALLENGING CLINICAL CASES
Tayyar Alp Ozkan 1, Mustafa Savas Yalcin 2, Ozdal Dillioglugil 2, Ibrahim Cevik 3
1 Department of Urology, Kocaeli Derince Traning and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Tukey; 2 Department of Urology, Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Tukey; 3 Department of Urology, Okan University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Tukey
Encrusted cystitis (EC) was first described as chronic cystitis with mucosal calcification in 1914 (1). It is a very rare chronic inflammatory disease presenting with dysuria, pelvic pain and gross hematuria. Voided urine contains mucus or calcified mucopurulent stone like particles. Urinalysis always reveals alkaline pH. It may be present in healthy individuals with no predisposing etiological factors (2-4). Etiologically, previous urological diseases, immunosuppression, urinary infection with urea splitting bacteria, or urological interventions resulting in bladder mucosa trauma may also be present (5, 6). In the present case report, we describe a novel treatment for EC with intravesical dimethyl sulfoxide.
Keywords: Corynebacterium; Cystitis; Dimethyl Sulfoxide