What is the role of bladder hydrodistention in the treatment of 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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Following diagnostic hydrodistention, therapeutic hydrodistention may be performed. This is usually performed at 60-80 cm water for less than 10 minutes. Hydrodistention at pressures greater than 100 cm water or for a duration exceeding 10 minutes is associated with adverse outcomes, including bladder rupture. [3]


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