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what is the definition or description of: bladder biopsy?

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Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology 21 years experience
A small tissue piece: A bladder biopsy is typically done during a cystoscopy whereby a urologist inserts a special camera into the bladder and is able to take a piece of tissue (biopsy) to be further examined by a pathologist under the microscope. The pathologist then makes a specific diagnosis which can range from benign to malignant.

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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment.

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