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Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURB-T)

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a surgical procedure used to treat bladder tumors. This procedure is performed through the urethra without external incisions. The primary goal of TURBT is to remove the bladder tumor or sample the tissue to determine the nature of the tumor and assess the extent of the disease.

This procedure is often used to treat non-invasive or early-stage bladder tumors.


Symptoms associated with transurethral resection of bladder tumor can vary depending on the patient's condition and the nature of the tumor. Some common symptoms that may be present before the procedure or during the postoperative period include:

  • Blood in the urine: After TURBT, it is common to observe blood in the urine. This can vary in intensity and may persist for a period of time.
  • Pain or discomfort: Some patients may experience pain or discomfort during urination or in the pelvic area after the procedure.
  • Increased urinary frequency: Increased frequency of urination, which may be temporary.
  • Difficulty in urination: There may be temporary difficulty in completely emptying the bladder.
  • Infections: There is a risk of urinary tract infections after TURBT, which can cause symptoms such as fever, burning during urination, and pelvic pain.

It's important to note that these symptoms are often temporary and improve over time during the healing process. The patient should follow the doctor's instructions for the recovery period and any necessary postoperative therapies.


Professor Gozzi