Intravesical hyaluronic acid – effective option in the treatment of hemorrhagic cystitis
S.P. Pasechnikov, MD, Professor, Head of Department of Urology at Bogomolets National Medical University, Head of Department of Inflammatory Diseases of the Government Institution "Institute of Urology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"
V.N. Shilo, PhD, Head of Department of Urology of the Municipal Enterprise "Cherkasy Regional Hospital of Cherkasy Regional Council"
Hemorrhagic cystitis – an inflammatory disease of the bladder with a complex etiology. The frequency of this pathology has increased substantially due to the increase in the number of patients undergoing radiation therapy for malignant neoplasms of the pelvic organs. The development of rational treatment of hemorrhagic cystitis is a difficult problem. Given the pathogenetic basis of disease, it is assumed that the optimal methods of treatment should be aimed at the regeneration of glycosaminoglycan mucosal layer of the bladder. The article presents the results of a study of effectiveness of intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid in the treatment of hemorrhagic cystitis.
Keywords: hemorrhagic cystitis, hyaluronic acid, radiotherapy.