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Br J Urol. 1994 Feb;73(2):160-3.

Multiple bladder biopsies under intravesical lignocaine anaesthesia.

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Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset, University of Göteborg, Sweden.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study biopsy quality, complications and patient acceptance when urinary bladder biopsies were taken under local anaesthesia.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Multiple large cold-cup urinary bladder biopsies were taken under topical lignocaine anaesthesia in 20 patients who had previously undergone transurethral resection for superficial bladder cancer.

RESULTS:

The procedures were carried out at the outpatient clinic with 0.5-2 h post-operative observation. Patient acceptance was very high and complications were minimal. The quality of the biopsies was consistently high and influenced treatment in the majority of the patients.

CONCLUSION:

In our department multiple bladder biopsies (mapping) have previously always been performed as a transurethral resection under general or spinal anaesthesia. Operation under intravesical lignocaine anaesthesia with 2 h post-operative observation reduced the costs by 70%.

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