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


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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