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J Urol. 1998 Jun;159(6):2067-8.

Evaluation of new resectoscope loop for transurethral resection of bladder tumors.

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

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We evaluate a new resectoscope loop for transurethral resection of bladder tumors.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Of 251 transurethral resections in 226 patients 111 were done with a conventional loop and 140 with the Olympus prototype model A2186 resectoscope loop. The quality of specimens provided for histological analysis was compared.

RESULTS:

Tissue orientation was preserved and cautery artifact was reduced with the new loop compared to the standard resectoscope loop.

CONCLUSIONS:

Compared to a conventional resectoscope loop, the new loop resulted in a better tumor resection and helped facilitate histological evaluation of the tissue specimens.

PMID:
9598520
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