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Wireless cystoscope the future of cystoscopy
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  • Ioannis Chatzipapas,
  • Nikolaos Kathopoulis,
  • Panagiota Siemou,
  • Atthanasios Protopapas
Ioannis Chatzipapas
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Nikolaos Kathopoulis
Alexandra Hospital, University of Athens
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Panagiota Siemou
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Atthanasios Protopapas
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Cystoscopy during a hysterectomy may decrease the rate of lower urinary tract injury. Our department has developed a new wireless endoscopic setup that couples a rigid 30 degree , 4-mm cystoscope with a wireless camera modified with a special adapter. We used a portable and rechargeable light source. Two cases performed with the new setup are presented in the videos. This report presents the use of a wireless, low-cost and portable camera throughout the course of cystoscopy and the results are promising. The new technique is feasible and easy reproducible and could contribute to making cystoscopy during gynecologic surgery cost-effective.