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By Chris Dawson, Hugh Whitfield

Urological difficulties surround a variety of either distressing and very likely lifestyles threatening stipulations and the variety of basic perform shows is starting to be speedily end result of the expanding age of the inhabitants. either trustworthy and finished, the second one version of the ABC of Urology presents a completely up to date and revised consultant to the speciality which highlights the hot advances during this sector. Concentrating particularly at the therapy and analysis of the most typical stipulations, the emphasis is on shared care, the place the abilities of the first care group are utilized in conjunction with health center referral.

This concise, well-illustrated and hugely sensible textual content will give you the ideal reference for basic practitioners and perform nurses, in addition to junior medical professionals dealing with medical institution referrals

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ABC of Urology

Urological difficulties surround a variety of either distressing and probably lifestyles threatening stipulations and the variety of basic perform shows is starting to be swiftly end result of the expanding age of the inhabitants. either trustworthy and complete, the second one version of the ABC of Urology offers a completely up to date and revised consultant to the speciality which highlights the new advances during this zone.

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Urethrotomy, bladder neck incision or transurethral resection of the prostate can be arranged respectively if necessary. Bladder stones form in stagnant urine, when obstruction prevents drainage. They can often be detected with a KUB x-ray. Cystoscopy will also reveal if bladder stones are present. Stones cause infection and infection can exacerbate further stone infection. Transrectal prostate needle biopsy carries a risk of complications, including urinary tract infection. Prophylactic antibiotics pre and post biopsy are given to reduce the risk of bacteraemia resulting in life threatening sepsis.

Transrectal ultrasonography machine (left) and biopsy equipment (right). The biopsy gun is designed to be operated one-handed and features an integral safety device to prevent accidental firing. Also shown in the figure is local anaesthetic ready to inject around the prostate using a spinal needle. The use of cassettes (shown in yellow to right of picture) and sponges to transport the biopsies in formalin greatly assists the pathology staff TNM classification for prostate cancer Classification T0 T1 T1a T1b T1c T2 T2a T2b T3 T3a T3b Explanation No evidence of primary tumour Tumour is neither palpable nor visible by imaging Tumour in Ͻ 5% prostate chips at transurethral resection of the prostate Tumour in Ͼ 5% prostate chips at transurethral resection of the prostate Tumour found at prostate biopsy or detected through levels of prostate specific antigen Palpable tumour or visible on transrectal ultrasound Involves one lobe Involves both lobes Tumour extends through prostatic capsule Involves one or both sides Involves seminal vesicles Localised prostate cancer Active surveillance Active surveillance preserves quality of life by the avoidance of significant complications associated with other treatments.

Qxd 6/7/06 9:13 PM Page 31 Bladder cancer If clear, check cystoscopy under local anaesthesia in nine months Flexi-cystoscopy pTa G1 Transurethral resection of bladder tumour Intravesical mitomycin C given within six hours for all new superficial tumours High risk group Rapid recurrence Multifocal Large size Poorly differentiated Cystectomy may need to be considered pTa G2 Check cystoscopy at three months under general anaesthesia Flexi-cystoscopy pT1 G1 Simple recurrence: diathermy and check cystoscopy in six months under local anaesthesia Transurethral resection of bladder tumour Intravesical mitomycin C given within six hours for all new superficial tumours Multiple recurrence: mitomycin C x 6 and check cystoscopy in 6-8 weeks under general anaesthesia pTa G3 Presence of carcinoma in situ Include carcinoma in situ protocol in treatment decision Second look biopsy under general anaesthesia If clear, check cystoscopy under local anaesthesia in six months If confirmed, BCG x 6 and check cystoscopy under general anaesthesia in 6-8 weeks High risk group Rapid recurrence Multifocal Large size Poorly differentiated Cystectomy may need to be considered If upstaged, follow appropriate protocol Management of pTa bladder cancer Newly diagnosed superficial bladder cancer is resected under general anaesthesia (transurethral resection of bladder tumour).

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