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African Journal of Urology

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Trigonalgia: An overlooked cause of bladder pain

S Aminu

Abstract


Bladder pain is a cause of chronic pelvic pain, which constitutes a common presentation in urology outpatient consultation, especially among females. Some  endoscopic features of the trigone observed during cystoscopy was correlated with mild to moderately bothersome bladder pain, termed trigonalgia. This is due to peculiarity of the trigonal anatomy from the rest of bladder, especially with the highest concentration of afferent nerves. Research focused on the trigone is worthwhile.

KEYWORDS: Bladder pain; Pelvic pain; Trigonitis; Trigonalgia




http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afju.2015.05.004
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