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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tubular instrument equipped with a light and used to examine the interior of the urinary bladder and ureter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hollow tube illuminated by an electric light, employed to bring into view the interior of the bladder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A form of endoscope used to examine the ureter and the bladder.

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  • They may recommend a cystoscopy (examination of the bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope) and / or imaging study of the kidneys as well as follow-up with a urologist to complete the diagnostic evaluation for blood in the urine.

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  • They may recommend a cystoscopy (examination of the bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope) and / or imaging study of the kidneys as well as follow-up with a urologist to complete the diagnostic evaluation for blood in the urine.

    Baylor College of Medicine News

  • According to the IG, a VA official disagreed with the finding and said it was only based on the fact that there was a typographical error in the hospital's paperwork that included the word "cystoscope" rather than the correct "colonoscope."

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  • A cystoscope which is used in kidney stone surgery called a Cystoscopy.

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  • We had no knives, and no artery forceps, and not a stitch of catgut; but we had an oesophagoscope, and the very latest possible pattern of cystoscope, and a marvellous set of tools for plating fractures.

    A Surgeon in Belgium

  • By means of a sound the general topography of the urethra and bladder can be investigated; with the urethroscope the interior of the urethra can be illuminated and viewed directly; with the cystoscope the interior of the bladder is in a similar manner illuminated for visual examination.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 10. Surface Markings of the Perineum

  • The idea had been suggested to me by the cystoscope which physicians use in order to look down one's throat, and I had calculated that by using three mirrors placed at proper angles, I could easily reflect rays down to the level of my eye.

    The Exploits of Elaine

  • Patients were randomised to receive a physician-administered single treatment of placebo, 200 or 300 Units of BOTOX® injected as one procedure into the detrusor muscle using a rigid or flexible cystoscope.

  • The male and female tract, shows were a cystoscope is inserted.

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  • The standard method of injecting a bulking agent is through a needle, which is inserted in different positions with the assistance of a cystoscope - a slender, tube-like instrument that allows the surgeon to view the urethral area.

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  • He knew it took more than a decade of exposure to dye chemicals for humans to develop bladder cancer, so he thought that animal tests should last for several years at least—especially since both Yamagiwa and Kennaway had exposed animals to carcinogens for more than a year before seeing tumors. In his new lab, Hueper set up a much more thorough experiment in which sixteen female dogs, large enough to have their bladders checked with a cystoscope, would be given BNA with their daily chow. The dogs would be monitored at least two years, twice as long as previous experiments.
    Dan Fagin, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (New York: Bantam Books, 2014), p. 182
    twenty months into his dog experiment, cystoscope examinations showed that many of them were developing tumors in their bladders.
    Id., p. 183

    Wendel then did what he always did in such cases: He performed a cystoscopy, an uncomfortable procedure in which a thin tube equipped with lenses is inserted into the urethra.
    Id., p. 208.

    February 7, 2016