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An Interesting Non-Radiation Cause of Cystitis in a Patient Followed with a Pre-Diagnosis of Radiation Cystitis: Surgical Suture Material, Prolene

1Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

2Department of Urology, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Izmir, Turkey


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 4, 103-105
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-4-3
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

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Cenk Ahmet Sen, Hakan Ozturk. An Interesting Non-Radiation Cause of Cystitis in a Patient Followed with a Pre-Diagnosis of Radiation Cystitis: Surgical Suture Material, Prolene. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(4):103-105. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-4-3.

Correspondence to: Cenk  Ahmet Sen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. Email: cenkasen@gmail.com

Abstract

Radiation cystitis is a condition caused by urinary bladder injury due to radiation, and is characterized by a need to urinate often and a burning sensation when urinating. A patient who was receiving radiotherapy after being operated on for cervical cancer developed intense cystitis symptoms during treatment that continued for a long time that indicated radiation association. A cystoscopy was decided upon due to the long-term symptoms, and after the removal of a suture detected in the bladder, all symptoms resolved. The tendency to associate problems with radiation in patients receiving radiotherapy may sometimes mask the actual cause. This report aims to draw attention to such situations, and to present an interesting case of cystitis that developed due to a non-radiation cause.

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