What is the mechanism of action of hydrodistention for 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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Answer

The mechanism of action of bladder hydraulic distention is unknown. Hypotheses include neurapraxias by mechanical trauma and epithelial damage from mechanical trauma.


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