What are the cystoscopic diagnostic criteria for interstitial cystitis (IC)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Cystoscopic criteria include 1 of the following findings after distention under anesthesia for 1-2 minutes at 80-100 cm water (bladder must be distended up to 2 times before evaluation):

  • Glomerulations in at least 3 quadrants of the bladder and at least 10 glomerulations per quadrant
  • Classic Hunner ulcer
  • Glomerulations must not be along the path of the cystoscope

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