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cystoscope

 [sis´to-skōp]
a hollow metal endoscope especially designed for passing through the urethra into the bladder to permit visual inspection of the bladder interior. See also cystoscopy.

cys·to·scope

(sis'tō-skōp),
A lighted tubular endoscope for examining the interior of the bladder.
[cysto- + G. skopeō, to examine]

cystoscope

(sĭs′tə-skōp′)
n.
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.

cystoscope

[sis′təskōp′]
Etymology: Gk, kystis + skopein, to look
an instrument for examining and treating lesions of the urethra or bladder. There are both rigid and flexible types. The rigid instrument consists of an obturator for introduction, an outer sheath, a lighting system, a viewing lens, and ports for catheters and operative devices. The flexible cystoscope is a self-contained endoscope with ports for instrumentation and irrigation. Flexible cystoscopes are more commonly used today and incorporate fiberoptics.
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Cystoscope in the male bladder

cys·to·scope

(sis'tŏ-skōp)
A lighted tubular endoscope for examining the interior of the bladder.
[cysto- + G. skopeō, to examine]

cystoscope

A straight tubular instrument which allows illumination of the inside of the urinary bladder so that direct examination, and various forms of treatment, are possible.

Cystoscope

A viewing instrument that is passed up the urethra into the region of the prostate to get a good look at the organ "from the inside."

cystoscope

an endoscope especially designed for passing through the urethra into the bladder to permit visual inspection of the interior of that organ. It has an outer sheath with a lighting system, a telescope with forward or oblique viewing, and an obturator which can be removed to allow passage of various devices.
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The flexible cystoscope commonly used by urologists was designed for the unique length and anatomy of the male urethra.
In 5 procedures, it was not possible to advance the endoscope directly into the urethra, and thus, the cystoscope was advanced through the proximal urethra over a guide wire until the verumontanum was visualized (Figure 1).
Following the ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and TNE (Transnasal Esophagoscopy) endoscopes that were recently unveiled, the Cystoscope is the third in the series of uniquely advanced digital endoscopy platforms introduced by Vision-Sciences.
During this test, a health care professional inserts an instrument called a cystoscope through the urethra and into the bladder.
Cardiff-based Gyrus told investors that it was ready to roll out a number of 'potentially significant' new products in 2006 as it underlined the benefits of its pounds 275m purchase of American Cystoscope Makers Inc last year.
Using a cystoscope, urologists inject Botox[R] into numerous sites in the bladder.
The news that it is buying US rival Cystoscope Makers for $497 million (pounds 275 million) sent its shares up eight per cent.
Perhaps one thing that contributed to the splitting off of urology from general surgery was the development of the cystoscope in the 19th century.
It is currently diagnosed using a cystoscope, an instrument which is inserted into the bladder.
A cystoscope can be used to take pictures of the inside of the bladder.
Two months later, his unremarkable outpatient follow-up was followed by the removal of the left ureteric stent using a flexible cystoscope.