What is the role of transurethral resection in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Transurethral resection with superficial and deep muscle biopsy is an important tool to evaluate the depth of invasion and tumor pathology. Bladder perforation and possible spillage of tumor cells outside of the bladder should be avoided. However, recent evidence suggests that, even with extraperitoneal or intraperitoneal perforation, the risk of extravesical tumor seeding is low.


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