Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is a widely used surgical procedure in the treatment of bladder tumors. This minimally invasive intervention allows for the removal of superficial tumors or suspicious lesions within the bladder.
- Anesthesia: The patient may undergo general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient's preferences and the surgeon's decision. Surgical access: A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and guided into the bladder. Through the cystoscope, specialized surgical instruments such as a diathermy loop are inserted to remove the tumor or lesions present.
- Resection: Using the diathermy loop, the surgeon removes the tumor or lesions from the bladder wall. The resection is performed layer by layer until reaching the underlying healthy tissue.
- Histological examination: The removed tissue is sent to the laboratory for histological examination, which provides important information about the nature and extent of the bladder tumor.
- Follow-up: After the procedure, the patient is monitored for any complications, and regular follow-up may be required for bladder tumor surveillance.
To determine if transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is the most suitable treatment, it is advised to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialist consultation.