Original Articles

Importance of the Re-Transurethral Resection in Bladder Cancer Treatment


  • Fehmi Narter
  • Fatih Tarhan
  • Erkin Sağlam
  • Kutluhan Erdem
  • Övünç Kavukoğlu
  • Emre Çamur
  • Gökhan Faydacı

Received Date: 20.06.2016 Accepted Date: 06.08.2016 Bull Urooncol 2016;15(3):94-97


In this study, we aimed to investigate the importance of repeat-transurethral resection (re-TUR) in bladder cancer treatment.

Materials and Methods:

A total of 90 with the diagnosis of grade pTa and all pT1 bladder cancer were included in the study. Re-TUR was performed in all patients 2-6 weeks after the initial TUR.


Six patients (6.6%) were re-staged as T2 according to the histopathological analysis of re-TUR specimens. The incidence of residual tumor following re-TUR performed by experienced surgeons was not statistically significant (p>0.05).


Re-TUR allows more accurate staging and effective treatment for patients with T1 high-grade bladder cancer in whom radical cystectomy can be a more effective treatment option.

Keywords: Bladder cancer, re-transurethral resection, treatment

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