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Lower urinary tract biopsy

Lower urinary tract biopsy

Lower urinary tract biopsy: A lower urinary tract biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue from the ureters, bladder, or urethra by cystoscopy, which involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end into the urethra to view the lower urinary tract; an additional instrument is inserted into the cystoscope to remove the tissue, which is analyzed under the microscope for abnormal cells or signs of infection.

Lower urinary tract biopsy: Other Names

Other names for Lower urinary tract biopsy include:

  • Biopsy of the lower urinary tract

Symptoms Associated with Lower urinary tract biopsy

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Lower urinary tract biopsy:

Diseases Associated with Lower urinary tract biopsy

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Lower urinary tract biopsy:

  • Bladder cancer, primary and metastatic
  • Cancer of the ureters, primary and metastatic
  • Cancer of the urethra, primary and metastatic
  • Bleeding in the lower urinary tract
  • Epithelial bladder ulcers (Hunner's ulcers)
  • Infection of the lower urinary tract
  • Inflammation of the lower urinary tract (cystitis)

Basic Information: Lower urinary tract biopsy

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Lower urinary tract biopsy' may be involved.

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