TURBT is the traditional technique of choice for endoscopically suspected bladder tumors. CEBE using novel Zedd scissors is proposed for endoscopic treatment of patients with NMIBC. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of CEBE of bladder tumors using Zedd scissors.

A prospective pilot study of patients who underwent a CEBE of suspicious bladder tumors using Zedd scissors was conducted. Twenty-three patients underwent CEBE for suspected bladder tumors using Zedd scissors. New and recurrent tumors <3 cm was included in the study. The outcome measures were the presence of DM and ONR, bladder perforation rates, specimen cautery artifacts, recurrence rates, and complication rates. The mean age was 64 years ± 10.41. The median follow-up was four months. Tumors were located in the lateral wall, dome, posterior wall, trigone, anterior wall, and the lateral and rear wall’s junction.

The study concluded that CEBE with Zedd scissors is a promising en bloc excision technique for bladder tumors. It is safe and feasible for the excision of tumors less than 3 cm. The early oncological outcomes are comparable with existing en ERBT for NMIBC.

Reference: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1756287220972230