Effectiveness of using electrical cauterization to treat woman found to have a specific type of bladder inflammation ( trigonitis ) with refractory lower urinary tract symptoms.
This is a retrospective chart review of patients treated for trigonitis by endoscopic endocautery. Patients with recurrent urinary tract infections not responding to traditional antibiotic therapy and in whom extensive trigonal infection was discovered during office cystoscopy were treated by eradication of the trigonal inflammation by electrocautery will be reviewed for cure and improvement. There is no data on the effectiveness of this therapy in this patient population. This treatment modality was broadly implemented in 2004.
The inclusion criteria will be women with at least 6 months follow-up after cystoscopy under anesthesia with fulguration of the trigone.