El papel de la ecografía en el manejo de la macro y microhematuria en atención primaria

  1. María Álvarez Gil
  2. Ana María García Rodríguez
  3. Paloma Borrego Pintado
  4. Alicia Fernández Tola
  5. Isabel María García de Santos
Medicina general

ISSN: 0214-8986

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Type: Article

DOI: 10.24038/MGYF.2023.004 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Haematuria is a frequent reason for consultation in primary health care. In patients over 50 years, up to 20% of haematuria are caused by bladder tumours. Two male ex-smokers in their 80s were assessed. One of them went to the doctor due to episodes of macrohaematuria and the other patient, who was asymptomatic, showed microhaematuria in two consecutive control analysis. Bladder ultrasound scan can even reach 95% sensitivity in the detection of bladder tumours, so an ultrasound scan in health centres helps to detect warning signs, speeding up the management and treatment of multiple pathologies.