How is a finding of glomerulations characterized in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Typically, the glomerulations are present in at least 3 quadrants of the bladder, sparing the trigone. These glomerulations may appear in a checkerboard-like or lattice-like configuration or may appear as splotchy areas over a section of the bladder. Glomerulations noted only along the posterior wall suggest trauma from the cystoscope sheath and not necessarily any pathologic process, such as interstitial cystitis.


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