1. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Ready for the Diagnosis of a Nephrogenic Adenoma of the Urinary Bladder?

    The feasibility of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a non-invasive technique was shown in different fields. We investigated OCT's potential to detect nephrogenic adenoma (NA) within the human bladder. Clinically non-invasive methods like ultrasonography or CT have significant limitations. We applied our experience from OCT-analyses to one case of NA. OCT in vivo examination was performed using an optical fiber which was positioned cystoscopically. Characteristic structures of NA were compared in the OCT-images and the hematoxylin and eosin histological samples. Indeed, the structure and exact position of NA could be defined in relation to surrounding layers. However, a definite ...
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