Cystoscopies - definition of cystoscopies by The Free Dictionary
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A tubular instrument equipped with a light and used to examine the interior of the urinary bladder and ureter.
cys′to·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
cys·tos′co·py (sĭ-stŏs′kə-pē) n.
(Medicine) a slender tubular medical instrument for examining the interior of the urethra and urinary bladder
cys•to•scope (ˈsɪs təˌskoʊp)
a tubular instrument for visually examining and treating the interior of the urinary bladder.
cys`to•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
cys•tos•co•py (sɪˈstɒs kə pi) n.
A type of endoscope used to examine the inside of the bladder.
n. cistoscopio, instrumento en forma de tubo usado para examinar y tratar trastornos de la vejiga, los uréteres y los riñones.
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5 million cystoscopies
are conducted yearly, 40% for 1st diagnosis and 60% for surveillance, at a cost near to $2 billion to healthcare providers.
The checks - such as MRI scans and cystoscopies
- can be used by medics to check whether a person has cancer.
In comparison, fewer than two in 100 people in England wait a similar length of time for diagnostic treatment - which includes MRI scans, CT scans ans cystoscopies
were performed for 12 months on 6 monthly intervals, but these were discontinued as the patient remained well.
If we are successful in developing a urine assay to test for bladder cancer, it would not only potentially save lives, but would also reduce the need for frequent cystoscopies
-- a welcome change to improve patients' quality of life.
Accurate prediction of UCC recurrence could significantly reduce the number of cystoscopies
performed during patient follow-up.