Ureteroscopic biopsy of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, "Beyond the Abstract," by Nir Kleinmann, MD, et al

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - This video demonstrates the biopsy technique of a papillary upper tract urothelial carcinoma lesion by using the stainless steel flat-wire basket. The tumor is trapped between the wires, which are subsequently closed snugly but not completely. The specimen is removed en bloc thus avulsing a piece of tumor. The ureteroscope, basket, and specimen are removed as a single unit to avoid loss of tissue in the working channel. This technique enables debulking of a large lesion as well as obtaining a big piece of tumor for pathologic diagnosis.

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Nir Kleinmann, MD as part of Beyond the Abstract on UroToday.com. This initiative offers a method of publishing for the professional urology community. Authors are given an opportunity to expand on the circumstances, limitations etc... of their research by referencing the published abstract.

Department of Urology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Ureteroscopic biopsy of upper tract urothelial carcinoma: Comparison of basket and forceps - Abstract

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