Use of bipolar energy for transurethral resection of superficial bladder tumors: long-term results.

@article{Pu2008UseOB,
  title={Use of bipolar energy for transurethral resection of superficial bladder tumors: long-term results.},
  author={Xiao-yong Pu and Huai-peng Wang and Yi-Long Wu and Xing-huan Wang},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={545-9}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) with bipolar plasmakinetic energy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 121 patients with superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder treated at our institute. Bipolar TURBT with plasmakinetic energy was performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in all patients. Resected tissue was examined by a pathologist who recorded the number of tumors, tumor size, tumor… CONTINUE READING

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