Technical developments in transurethral resection of bladder tumours.

Bladder cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. The transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURB) remains the gold standard in both diagnostics and treatment. Because of the importance of TURB in bladder cancer management and the fact that TURB is one of the most commonly performed urologic procedures, it is the subject of continuous technological development. The latest advances in the field of endourology are aimed at increasing surgical accuracy and thus reducing the risk of bladder tumour recurrence and progression. However, despite the constant progress in technology and technique, there are still a lack of good quality data showing the superiority of any of the methods. The aim of this paper is to present available data on new technological developments in surgical technique of TURB. Advantages and disadvantages of currently available methods are discussed, and literature showing their effectiveness and safety is shown.

Contemporary oncology (Poznan, Poland). 2019 Dec 30 [Epub]

Agata Pastuszak, Romuald Zdrojowy, Sławomir Poletajew, Jan Adamowicz, Wojciech Krajewski

Department of Urology and Oncological Urology, Wroclaw Medical University,Wroclaw, Poland., Department of General, Oncological, and Functional Oncology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland., Department of Regenerative Medicine, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicumin Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.