Endoscopic confocal fluorescence microscopy of normal and tumor bearing rat bladder.


PURPOSE We evaluated the possibility of performing endoscopic fiber-optic confocal microscopy in a rat bladder model and we distinguished different cell types. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rhodamine 123 (Molecular Probes, Eugene, Oregon) (100 microM) was instilled for 30 minutes in 5 tumor bearing rat bladders (AY27). Five normal rats served as controls. A Cell… (More)