What is the role of endoscopy (cystoscopy) in the workup of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Lower urinary tract endoscopy (cystoscopy) is only indicated for patients with concern for lower urinary tract malignancy (hematuria), stones, urethral strictures, bladder neck abnormalities or other surgically corrected abnormalities. It may be justified in patients in whom standard therapy has failed, but clinical experience suggests that it is not indicated for most men with chronic prostatitis. [1]


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