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Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Tumour

A transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) is a procedure that is undertaken to determine if a tumour in the urinary bladder is malignant or cancerous. The procedure helps determine the spread of the cancer. The patient is administered general anaesthesia. Then a resectoscope is inserted into the urethra and guided into the urinary bladder. It is aided by a small camera in the scope. The loop at the end of the scope is used to remove the tumour or obtain any abnormal tissue samples. This tissue or tumour is now sent for a biopsy. The TURBT is also used to destroy the tumour or cancer by burring the base of the growth or by high-energy laser administration.