Examination of the bladder and urethra using a cystoscope, inserted into the urethra. A cystoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

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  • Cystoscopy — Intervention A sterile flexible cystoscope in an operating theatre ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • cystoscopy — 1910, from Gk. kystis bladder, pouch + oscopy (see SCOPE (Cf. scope)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cystoscopy — [sis täs′kə pē] n. pl. cystoscopies examination of the urinary bladder or tract with the aid of a cystoscope …   English World dictionary

  • cystoscopy — noun see cystoscope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cystoscopy — /si stos keuh pee/, n., pl. cystoscopies. Med. an examination by means of a cystoscope. [1905 10; CYSTO + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cystoscopy — noun an endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra …   Wiktionary

  • Cystoscopy — A procedure in which the doctor inserts a lighted instrument into the urethra (the tube leading from the bladder to the outside of the body) to look at the bladder. * * * The inspection of the interior of the bladder by means of a cystoscope. * * …   Medical dictionary

  • cystoscopy — cys·tos·co·py || sɪs tÉ’skÉ™pɪ n. examination of the urinary bladder with a cystoscope (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cystoscopy — cys·tos·co·py …   English syllables

  • cystoscopy — n. examination of the bladder by means of an instrument (cystoscope) inserted via the urethra. The cystoscope consists of either a metal sheath surrounding a telescope and light conducting bundles or a flexible tube with built in optical fibres… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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