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An instrument inserted into the urethra for examining the urinary bladder.
- ‘Once the end of the cystoscope is in the bladder, sterile water will be passed through it to fill the bladder up and make the whole of the lining visible.’
- ‘About a half hour later, the physician examines the inside of the bladder with a cystoscope, using blue light instead of white light.’
- ‘Imaging techniques can reveal the anatomy of the pelvic floor and lower urinary tract, and the inside of the bladder can be visualized directly with a cystoscope.’
- ‘The surgeon obtains a urine sample for culture from the bladder through the cystoscope.’
- ‘If a stone is lodged in the ureter, a flexible narrow instrument called a cystoscope can be passed up through the urethra and bladder.’
- ‘Some of these early cancers can be destroyed by laser beam or by snipping off the tumour and burning with a hot wire passed through a cystoscope.’
- ‘In order to examine the bladder fully, the doctor may use the cystoscope to fill your bladder with a saline solution.’
- ‘Lasers applied through ureteroscopes and cystoscopes can be used to destroy transitional cell carcinomas in both the upper and lower urinary tracts as well as to disintegrate urinary tract stones.’
- ‘Most bladder cancers are superficial and are usually removed using a probe that is passed into the bladder through a cystoscope.’
- ‘The urologist passes a cystoscope into the urethra to visualize the surgical area.’
- ‘Endoscopy revealed prostatic urethral stenosis that precluded advancement of the cystoscope into the bladder.’
- ‘Initial diagnostic cystoscopy can be performed under local anesthesia using a rigid or flexible cystoscope.’
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