American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tubular instrument equipped with a light and used to examine the interior of the urinary bladder and ureter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hollow tube illuminated by an electric light, employed to bring into view the interior of the bladder.
“They may recommend a cystoscopy (examination of the bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope) and / or imaging study of the kidneys as well as follow-up with a urologist to complete the diagnostic evaluation for blood in the urine.”
“A cystoscope which is used in kidney stone surgery called a Cystoscopy.”
“We had no knives, and no artery forceps, and not a stitch of catgut; but we had an oesophagoscope, and the very latest possible pattern of cystoscope, and a marvellous set of tools for plating fractures.”
“By means of a sound the general topography of the urethra and bladder can be investigated; with the urethroscope the interior of the urethra can be illuminated and viewed directly; with the cystoscope the interior of the bladder is in a similar manner illuminated for visual examination.”
“The idea had been suggested to me by the cystoscope which physicians use in order to look down one's throat, and I had calculated that by using three mirrors placed at proper angles, I could easily reflect rays down to the level of my eye.”
“The male and female tract, shows were a cystoscope is inserted.”
“The standard method of injecting a bulking agent is through a needle, which is inserted in different positions with the assistance of a cystoscope - a slender, tube-like instrument that allows the surgeon to view the urethral area.”
“In the study phases, which are ongoing, 29 women (mean age of 49.5), whose stress urinary incontinence symptoms had not improved within a year of standard therapy, received cystoscope-assisted periurethral cell injections.”
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