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A follow-up patient

Patient

  • Female, 50 years old

Symptoms

  • Urgency and dysuria for the past 6 months
  • History of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Symptoms / reason for consultation

  • No symptoms
  • Routine follow-up

Medical history

  • December 2009: single low-grade Ta tumor
  • Two follow-up white light cystoscopies revealed no lesions

Examination

  • More than 10 small papillary tumors found by flexible white light cystoscopy

Resection

  • Hexvix® blue-light TURB was performed
  • 11 additional superficial tumors were found and resected
  • Histology confirmed Ta low-grade tumors

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Therapeutic approach

  • Immediate post-operative instillation of mitomycin C followed by a full course of intravesical chemotherapy

Follow-up

  • No recurrence detected