Meaning of cystoscope in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪstəskəʊp/


  • An instrument inserted into the urethra for examining the urinary bladder.

    ‘If a stone is lodged in the ureter, a flexible narrow instrument called a cystoscope can be passed up through the urethra and bladder.’
    • ‘About a half hour later, the physician examines the inside of the bladder with a cystoscope, using blue light instead of white light.’
    • ‘Endoscopy revealed prostatic urethral stenosis that precluded advancement of the cystoscope into the bladder.’
    • ‘In order to examine the bladder fully, the doctor may use the cystoscope to fill your bladder with a saline solution.’
    • ‘Most bladder cancers are superficial and are usually removed using a probe that is passed into the bladder through a cystoscope.’
    • ‘The urologist passes a cystoscope into the urethra to visualize the surgical area.’
    • ‘Once the end of the cystoscope is in the bladder, sterile water will be passed through it to fill the bladder up and make the whole of the lining visible.’
    • ‘The surgeon obtains a urine sample for culture from the bladder through the cystoscope.’
    • ‘Imaging techniques can reveal the anatomy of the pelvic floor and lower urinary tract, and the inside of the bladder can be visualized directly with a cystoscope.’
    • ‘Some of these early cancers can be destroyed by laser beam or by snipping off the tumour and burning with a hot wire passed through a cystoscope.’
    • ‘Lasers applied through ureteroscopes and cystoscopes can be used to destroy transitional cell carcinomas in both the upper and lower urinary tracts as well as to disintegrate urinary tract stones.’
    • ‘Initial diagnostic cystoscopy can be performed under local anesthesia using a rigid or flexible cystoscope.’