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Cystoscopy

By

Paul H. Chung

, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Last full review/revision Mar 2022| Content last modified Mar 2022
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Cystoscopy is insertion of a rigid or flexible fiberoptic instrument into the bladder.

Indications include the following:

Cystoscopy is usually done in an outpatient setting with use of local anesthesia (urethral application of 2% lidocaine gel) or, when necessary, conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Complications include UTI, bleeding, and bladder and/or urethral trauma.

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

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XYLOCAINE
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