Cystoscope


Cystoscope
An optical instrument (a scope) that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. A cystoscope has two ports. Aside from the optical port that permits one to see inside the bladder, there is an additional port in the instrument for insertion of various instruments designed for biopsy (removal of tissue samples), treatment of small bladder tumors, removal of stones from the bladder, and removal of the prostate (prostatectomy).
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A lighted tubular endoscope for examining the interior of the bladder. [cysto- + G. skopeo, to examine]

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cys·to·scope 'sis-tə-.skōp n a rigid endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the urethra and bladder
cys·to·scop·ic .sis-tə-'skäp-ik adj
cys·tos·co·pist sis-'täs-kə-pəst n
cystoscope vt, -scoped; -scop·ing to examine (as a patient) with a cystoscope

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cys·to·scope (sisґto-skōp″) [cysto- + -scope] an endoscope for visual examination of the bladder.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cystoscope — [ sistɔskɔp ] n. m. • 1842; de cysto et scope ♦ Instrument permettant d examiner l intérieur de la vessie. ● cystoscope nom masculin Endoscope permettant d examiner l intérieur de la vessie. cystoscope n. m. MED Instrument qui permet d explorer… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cystoscope — [sis′tə skōp΄] n. [ CYSTO + SCOPE] an instrument for visually examining the interior of the urinary bladder vt. cystoscoped, cystoscoping to examine with a cystoscope cystoscopic [sis΄təskäp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • cystoscope — A thin, tube like instrument used to look inside the bladder and urethra. A cystoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to remove tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cystoscope — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1889 a rigid endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the urethra and bladder • cystoscopic adjective • cystoscopy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CYSTOSCOPE — n. m. T. de Chirurgie Instrument qui sert à explorer la vessie …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • cystoscope — cystoscopic /sis teuh skop ik/, adj. cystoscopist /si stos keuh pist/, n. /sis teuh skohp /, n. Med. a slender, cylindrical instrument for examining the interior of the urinary bladder and for the introduction of medication therein. [1885 90;… …   Universalium

  • cystoscope — noun A form of endoscope used to examine the ureter and the bladder. See Also: cystoscopy …   Wiktionary

  • cystoscope — instrument for examining the bladder Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cystoscope — cys·to·scope || sɪstÉ™skəʊp n. instrument for examining the interior of the urinary bladder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cystoscope — [ sɪstəskəʊp] noun Medicine an instrument inserted into the urethra for examining the urinary bladder. Derivatives cystoscopic adjective cystoscopy noun …   English new terms dictionary


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