"Laparoscopic" Cystoscopy Versus Traditional Cystoscopy
The study aimed to compare the use of a transurethral laparoscope to the use of a traditional cystoscope for evaluation of the bladder and ureters at the time of laparoscopic hysterectomy. The hypothesis was that visual inspection of the bladder and ureters can be done safely using a transurethral laparoscope, takes less time than traditional cystoscopy, and is more cost effective than traditional cystoscopy.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||"Laparoscopic" Cystoscopy Versus Traditional Cystoscopy in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: A Prospective Comparison Study|
- Prospective assessment of safety of a novel technique called transurethral laparoscopic cystoscopy [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: transurethral laparoscope
These patients had cystoscopy performed with the transurethral laparoscope.
Active Comparator: Traditional cystoscopy
These patients had cystoscopy performed with the traditional cystoscope, which is considered to be the "gold standard."