Bladder biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a small piece of tissue from the bladder. The tissue is examined under a microscope.
Cystoscopy is the primary diagnostic modality for the diagnosis of bladder carcinoma because it confers low risk and allows the urologist to take biopsy specimens of tumors.
Reasons for Bladder Biopsy
- Blood in the urine.
- Frequent urination.
- Painful urination.
- Lower back pain.
Procedure of Bladder Biopsy
If bladder cancer is suspected, doctors will recommend a cystoscopy.
Urologist places a cystoscope with a light and a lens or a small video camera on the end through the opening of the urethra and advances it into the bladder.
Sterile salt water is then injected through the scope to expand the bladder and allow the doctor to look at the inner lining of the bladder.
If an abnormal area or a growth is seen, it will be biopsied. A thin instrument will be threaded through the cystoscope to remove a small piece of tissue. This tissue will be sent to a lab for investigation of cancer.
Salt water washings of the inside the bladder may also be collected to look for cancer cells.
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