What is the role of urine microscopy in the surveillance for recurrent bladder cancer?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: David A Levy, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Dipstick and microscopic examination of the urine allows detection of hematuria or infection. Hematuria suggests the likelihood of bladder cancer recurrence.

Infection should delay instrumentation because of the risk of sepsis and because of the concern that inflammatory changes might further complicate evaluation of the urothelium.


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