The application of spies in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder urothelial carcinoma-the preliminary report in taipei city hospital
1,3,4Thomas Y. Hsueh, 1,4Andy C. Huang, 1Yu-Wei Lai, 1,4Shiou-Sheng Chen, 2,4Yi-Chun Chiu, 1,4Allen W. Chiu
1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Taipei city Hospital, Ren-Ai branch
2Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Taipei city Hospital, zhongxiao branch
3Department of Education and Research, Taipei city Hospital
4Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose: To report our preliminary experience regarding the application of SPICE technology in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder urothelial carcinoma.
Patients and methods: A prospective randomized trial will be conducted from January 2015 to May 2015. A total of 30 patients with bladder urothelial carcinoma will be enrolled into this study. All patients received standard cystoscopy followed by SPICE technology cystoscopy. The number of tumor was counted under direct vision by two experienced urologists. All patients received transurethral resection of bladder tumor. All patients received standard treatment protocol and followed every 3 months using standard cystoscopy.
Results: The number of tumor diagnosed under standard cystoscopy or SPICE technology cystoscopy will be compared in this study. The incidence of tumor recurrence and metastasis will be calculated in this study.
Conclusion: Cystoscopy empowered with SPICE technology will be a viable option to assist the diagnosis and treatment of bladder urothelial carcinoma.