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Fluorescent diagnosis... and surgery?

11 years 7 months ago #12532 by gabriel21
Thank you Pat!

My father is a male, 65, nonsmoker. Hematuria 01/08 TURB: T1 G3 widespread bladder+prostatic urethra; 3-month BCG.
Clean until 02/11: small TURB with no biopsy; 06/11 tumour detected TURB 08/11: awaiting biopsy, prostatic adenoma removed. Biopsies show both were benign. (...)

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11 years 7 months ago #12531 by Patricia
gabriel...the Hexvix is used mainly in Europe....but i do know that Dr. Harry Herr of Memorial Sloan is using a similar devise that is in trial. Its particularly good at finding CIS and used for diagnostic purposes....Pat

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11 years 7 months ago #12529 by gabriel21
Hi again

Has anyone in this forum used this method or heard of someone who has?

My family is very keen to know as we need to make a choice between hospitals.

Many thanks

My father is a male, 65, nonsmoker. Hematuria 01/08 TURB: T1 G3 widespread bladder+prostatic urethra; 3-month BCG.
Clean until 02/11: small TURB with no biopsy; 06/11 tumour detected TURB 08/11: awaiting biopsy, prostatic adenoma removed. Biopsies show both were benign. (...)

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11 years 7 months ago #12504 by gabriel21
Hi everyone!

"Fluorescence cystoscopy has been proven to
enhance the detection of superficial bladder cancer
lesions, both papillary and CIS, with an apparent
influence on recurrence and progression rate."
http://www.touchbriefings.com/pdf/1599/witjes_lr.pdf

Is this innovative method just for diagnosing or can it be also used for performing surgery?

Does it make such a big difference to use this "blue/green light" rather than the traditional white light used in cystoscopy?
(Not many clinics/hospitals seem to have adopted it yet...)


Many thanks and kind regards

Gabriel




My father is a male, 65, nonsmoker. Hematuria 01/08 TURB: T1 G3 widespread bladder+prostatic urethra; 3-month BCG.
Clean until 02/11: small TURB with no biopsy; 06/11 tumour detected TURB 08/11: awaiting biopsy, prostatic adenoma removed. Biopsies show both were benign. (...)

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