1. Can we improve transurethral resection of the bladder tumour for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer?

    Can we improve transurethral resection of the bladder tumour for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer?

    Purpose of review: The recurrence rate in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer is high, and the quality of transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB) tumour influences recurrence risk. We review new methods that aim to improve the effectiveness of TURB, and highlight studies of the past year. Recent findings: Several approaches have been explored: bipolar resection is well tolerated and efficient; however, surgical outcomes are not clearly superior to monopolar resection; en-bloc resection seems feasible and well tolerated, and has the potential to improve the quality of tissue for histopathology; enhancement techniques such as photodynamic diagnosis, narrow band imaging ...

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