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Cytoscopic electrocautery. This electrocautery is used to burn through tissue in order to obtain a biopsy (tissue sample). It is attached to the end of a cystoscope, which is an endoscope probe used to look at the health of a patient's bladder. During a surgical procedure known as a cystoscopy, the cystoscope is passed through the urethra (the duct through which urination occurs) and into the bladder. It also usually has a camera at the end, which allows the surgeon to identify any problems with the bladder.
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