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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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We assume that the absence of differences between genders could be partly explained by cystoscope type (flexible in men vs.
The system's three-way catheter can be placed once and used for multiple passes of the cystoscope as well as for intraoperative retrograde fill of the bladder, postoperative drainage, and IV-based hands-free backfill voiding trials prior to discharge.
2 Conventionally transurethral cystolithotripsy with holmium laser is performed by cystoscope or the 26 F resectoscope with a laser bridge.
Rich et at reported that a safe and easy debridement of scar tissue and a healthy anastomosis were achievable by utilizing the light guidance of a flexible cystoscope during posterior urethroplasty in a male child, (21)
In relation to smaller sizes of ureteroscopes compared to rigid cystoscopes, we hypothesised that the ureteroscopes may allow transurethral cystolithotripsy without spinal or general anaesthesia.
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Using a cystoscope, urologists inject Botox[R] into numerous sites in the bladder.
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It is currently diagnosed using a cystoscope, an instrument which is inserted into the bladder.