Urological Science

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 258-

Re: Outcome of second-look transurethral resection of bladder tumors for T1 bladder cancer: A five-year


Wen-Hsin Tseng1, Alex Chien-Hwa Liao1, Steven K Huang1, Chien-Liang Liu2,  
1 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Chi Mei Medical Center; Department of Surgery, Division of Uro-Oncology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Alex Chien-Hwa Liao
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan
Taiwan




How to cite this article:
Tseng WH, Liao AC, Huang SK, Liu CL. Re: Outcome of second-look transurethral resection of bladder tumors for T1 bladder cancer: A five-year.Urol Sci 2018;29:258-258


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Tseng WH, Liao AC, Huang SK, Liu CL. Re: Outcome of second-look transurethral resection of bladder tumors for T1 bladder cancer: A five-year. Urol Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];29:258-258
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Dear Editor,

We wish to express our utmost gratitude to the readers. We know that bladder cancer is multifocal, with a high recurrence rate. Therefore, the NCCN guidelines and EAU guidelines all strongly advise repeat transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) for T1 bladder urothelial carcinoma.[1],[2] There are many reports showing that pathological stage of the tumor was underestimated in 9%–49% of patients with nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer after thefirst TURBT, especially in patients with T1 bladder cancer.[3] The rate of occurrence of residual tumor of T1 bladder cancer from second-look TURBT was 18% in our Chi Mei Medical Center, and this residual tumor rate is relatively low, in comparison with other published studies between 32.9% and 77.6%.[4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9],[10] Second-look TURBT is a useful tool for early diagnosis of residual tumors and restaging, which could help us in deciding the subsequent treatment step if tumor was found. Thanks for the comments.

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