Effectiveness of using electrical cauterization to treat woman found to have a specific type of bladder inflammation ( trigonitis ) with refractory lower urinary tract symptoms.

Study ID
STU 082010-016

Cancer Related
No

Healthy Volunteers
No

Study Sites

  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services

Contact
Allison Beaver
214-645-8788
allison.beaver@utsouthwestern.edu

Principal Investigator
Philippe Zimmern

Summary

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.

Participant Eligibility

The inclusion criteria will be women with at least 6 months follow-up after cystoscopy under anesthesia with fulguration of the trigone.