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J Urol. 1999 Jul;162(1):74-6.

The value of a second transurethral resection in evaluating patients with bladder tumors.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The role of a routine second transurethral resection in evaluating and managing bladder tumors is defined.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

From January to October 1998, 150 patients with new or recurrent bladder tumors underwent repeat transurethral resection within 2 to 6 weeks after the initial resection, and the results, including the presence of residual tumor and tumor stage, were compared.

RESULTS:

Of the 150 cases 36 (24%) had no and 114 (76%) had residual tumor on repeat transurethral resection. Of 96 cases with superficial (Ta, Tis, T1) bladder tumors 72 (75%) had residual noninvasive tumor and 28 (29%) were up staged to invasive tumor. Among 54 patients with a muscle invasive tumor 12 (22%) had no residual tumor on repeat transurethral resection. Results of the second resection changed tumor treatment in 50 patients (33%).

CONCLUSIONS:

Many patients with bladder tumors have tumor present after an initial trans-urethral resection. Routine repeat resection is advised to control noninvasive tumors and to detect residual tumor invasion.

PMID:
10379743
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