Pronunciation: (SIS-toh-SKOPE)

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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Cystoscopy. A cystoscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing) is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. Fluid is used to fill the bladder. The doctor looks at an image of the inner wall of the bladder on a computer monitor.Cistoscopia. Se introduce un cistoscopio (instrumento delgado similar a un tubo, con una luz y una lente para observar) a través de la uretra y hacia la vejiga. Se usa líquido para llenar la vejiga. El médico observa una imagen de la pared interna de la vejiga en el monitor de una computadora. Date last modified: 2010-07-07