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The impact of regular biopsy in the first cystoscopic follow-up and other predictors on the recurrence of superficial bladder tumors.

Authors
  • Chang, Ying-Hsu
  • Chuang, Cheng-Keng
  • Pang, See-Tong
  • Wu, Chun-Te
  • Chuang, Kun-Lung
  • Liao, Shuen-Kuei
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chang Gung medical journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
33
Issue
2
Pages
174–187
Identifiers
PMID: 20438670
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our data support tumor number and intravesical therapy as important predictive factors for tumor recurrence. Cystoscopy combined with transurethral bladder biopsy mitigates tumor recurrence in the early years, but not in later years. Therefore, regular cystoscopic evaluation alone is sufficient for longterm patient surveillance.

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