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NBI Guided TURBT in NMIBC Management - "The Right Path" to Better Tumor Ablation

2015-01

B. Geavlete, C. Ene, C. Bulai, I. Al. Checheriță, P. Geavlete

Over the past few years, the conventional transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) has undergone increasing criticism among the international urological community due to itsí inability to achieve a complete tumor ablation [1].

This substantial oncologic drawback has been mainly related to the limited sensitivity of the classical white light cystoscopy (WLC) [2]. In other words, the standard endoscopic assessment of the bladder was often outlined as insufficiently capable of accurately identifying all of the existing tumor formations [3].

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