white-light cystoscopy

white-light cystoscopy

A term for the standard light source used in cystoscopy, in contrast with blue-light (Hervix) cystoscopy, which improves the visibility of malignant lesions of the bladder epithelium and subsequently the rates of positive biopsies.
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Using Hexvix/Cysview as an adjunct to standard white-light cystoscopy (WLC) enables the urologist to better detect and remove lesions compared with white-light cystoscopy alone.
5 October 2010 - Norwegian pharmaceutical company Photocure ASA (OSL: PHO) said today that the Journal of Urology has published an article showing that Hexvix-guided fluorescence cystoscopy (Hexvix), as an adjunct to conventional white-light cystoscopy, improves the detection of bladder cancer and reduces the rate of early tumour recurrence, compared with white-light cystoscopy alone.
Barton Grossman, professor of Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA, also reports a 16% relative reduction of bladder tumours recurrence in patients with Ta /T1 tumours assessed with Hexvix-guided fluorescence cystoscopy, compared with white-light cystoscopy alone (p=0.
When the group met in 2009, the members noted the accumulation of a strong evidence base for Hexvix-guided transurethral resection of bladder (TURB) and that the technique was in use, as an adjunct to white-light cystoscopy in bladder cancer diagnosis, in many countries across Europe.
Anderson Cancer Centre compared use of the traditional white-light cystoscopy with new photodynamic diagnosis using a special light source and lenses that can switch from white to blue light.
Results, based on both EU and US clinical data, showed a long term benefit of the use of Hexvix([R]) compared to patients who received white-light cystoscopy alone.
A comparison of white-light cystoscopy and narrowband imaging cystoscopy to detect bladder tumour recurrences.