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Cystoscopy: Cystoscopy is a test performed with a cystoscope, a narrow tube with a tiny camera at its tip, inserted into the urethra and bladder to see the inside of the bladder and urethra.

Cystoscopy: Other Names

Other names for Cystoscopy include:

Symptoms Associated with Cystoscopy

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Cystoscopy:

Diseases Associated with Cystoscopy

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Cystoscopy:

Article Excerpts about Cystoscopy

When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see the inside of your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cystoscope has lenses like a telescope or microscope. These lenses let the doctor focus on the inner surfaces of the urinary tract. Some cystoscopes use optical fibers (flexible glass fibers) that carry an image from the tip of the instrument to a viewing piece at the other end. The cystoscope is as thin as a pencil and has a light at the tip. Many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide other instruments for procedures to treat urinary problems (Source: excerpt from Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy: NIDDK)

The doctor uses a thin, lighted tube (cystoscope ) to look directly into the bladder. The doctor inserts the cystoscope into the bladder through the urethra to examine the lining of the bladder. The patient may need anesthesia for this procedure. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Bladder Cancer: NCI)

Descriptions of Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy: Examination of the bladder and urethra using a thin, lighted instrument (called a cystoscope) inserted into the urethra. Tissue samples can be removed and examined under a microscope to determine whether disease is present.
Source: National Institute of Health

Cystoscopy : endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the urinary bladder.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy: Urinary tract visual examination by using a cystoscope.

Disease or Condition count: 7; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Cystoscopy' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Cystoscopy as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Cystoscopy' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:






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