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Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a surgical procedure to diagnose bladder cancer and determine whether the cancer has invaded the urinary wall. In early stages cancer, TURBT is also used as a treatment.
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a surgical procedure to diagnose bladder cancer and determine whether the cancer has invaded the urinary wall.
TURBT is also known as Partial Cystectomy, wherein only a part of the bladder is removed. It is performed for early stage bladder cancer when it is only in one region of the bladder, and is not in the area where urine enters or leaves the bladder.
The doctor will recommend the procedure to:
The doctor will instruct the following:
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and can take upto 3 to 4 hours.
The patient has to stay in hospital for 7 to 10 days after the surgery. In some cases, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is prescribed.
Generally, there is some discomfort and pain in the abdomen. Medications will be prescribed to minimize it. Complete recovery generally takes 6 to 8 weeks.
The doctor will recommend to
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a complex procedure, and complications may include:
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