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Hunner ulcer

Pronunciation: hun'er

Definition: a focal and often multiple lesion involving all layers of the bladder wall in chronic interstitial cystitis; the surface epithelium is destroyed by inflammation and the initially pale lesion cracks and bleeds with distention of the bladder.

Synonym(s): elusive ulcer, Fenwick-Hunner ulcer

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