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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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AGUILERA TUBET, C. et al. Comparative study between cystoscopy, urinary cytology, NMP-22 and a new method, bladder chek, in the follow-up of the superficial bladder cell carcinoma. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.3, pp.252-256. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: The goal of this work tries to evaluate the utility of the qualitative determination of NMP-22 in the evaluation of the superficial bladder carcinoma in asymptomatic patients, comparing it with its quantitative determination, the cytology and the cystoscopy. Materials and Methods: A simple of urine just voided was taken in 88 asymptomatic patient follow-up for superficial bladder cell carcinoma. This dose was distributed in 3 parts, for performed cytology, for determination of NMP-22, and 4 drops of the third part are added to device bladder chek. Later, we performered cystoscopy and transurethral resection in patients with a suspicion of bladder cancer. Results: 26 patients had tumor relapse and 62 patients were free of disease. The sensitivity for the bladder chek was of 28%, 34.62% for NMP-22, 34.62% for cytology and 100% for cystoscopy. The specificity was of 93.55%, 80.33%, 87.10% and 87.10% respectively. The sensitivity by degree was 25 in G1, 28.57 in G2 and 50 in G3 for Bladder chek; 29.41, 42.86and 50 for NMP-22; 23.53, 71.43 and 0 for cytology. The sensitivity by stages was 27.7 in Ta-1 and 50 in T2 for Bladder chek; 34.78 and 50 for NMP-22; 39.13 and 0 for the cytology. Conclusions: The low sensitivity of bladder chek invalidates it like alternative method to the cystoscopy in the follow-up of the superficial asymptomatic bladder cell carcinoma.

Keywords : Transitional cell carcinoma; Cystoscopy; Cytology.

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