Hunner's ulcer


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Hunner's ulcer

[′hən·ərz ′əl·sər]
(medicine)
A chronic ulcer of the urinary bladder, frequently in association with interstitial cystitis. Also known as elusive ulcer.
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Hunner's ulcers or lesions can be found with or without hydrodistension under anesthetic in approximately 16%.
The gold standard for diagnosis has been to identify symptoms, exclude underlying causes and perform cystoscopy with hydrodistention demonstrating bladder glomerulations or Hunner's ulcers.
More importantly, the image of the Hunner's ulcer is difficult to distinguish from carcinoma in situ.
Referral to a urologist for cystoscopy and cytology is appropriate in patients with microscopic hematuria, a significant smoking history predisposing to bladder cancer, or severe pain with severe frequency, which raises the possibility of Hunner's ulcers, considered pathognomic for IC, respond "beautifully" to fulguration, she said.
Cracks, scars, and Hunner's ulcers (star-shaped sores) in the bladder wall may bleed when the bladder is filled to capacity during a cystoscopy.