cysto-, cyst-, cysti-, cystido-

(Greek: sac or bladder which contains fluid [or gas, as in pneumatocyst]; urinary bladder)

Most frequently used in reference to the urinary bladder.

cystolithic
cystolithotomy
Incision of the bladder for the removal of a calculus or stone.
cystoma
cystometer
cystometrogram
A graphic recording of urinary bladder pressure at various volumes.
cystometrography
The graphic recording of the pressure exerted at varying degrees of filling of the urinary bladder.
cystometry
cystomorphous
1. Resembling a cyst or bladder.
2. A tumor resembling a cyst, with fluid, granular, or pulpy contents, but without a capsule.
cystoneuralgia
Severe pain along the path of a nerve or nerves in the urinary bladder and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body).
cystophorous
cystoplasty
cystoplegia
cystorrhe
cystoscope
1. A narrow tubular instrument that is passed through the urethra to examine the interior of the urethra and the urinary bladder.
2.The cystoscope has lenses similar to a telescope or a microscope.

These lenses make it possible for the doctor to focus on the inner surfaces of the urinary tract.

Some cystoscopes use optical fibers (flexible glass fibers) that carry an image from the tip of the instrument to a viewing piece at the other end.

The cystoscope is as thin as a pencil and has a light at the tip and many cystoscopes have extra tubes to guide other instruments for procedures to treat urinary problems.

cystoscopy
A procedure in which the doctor inserts a lighted instrument called a cystoscope into the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) in order to look inside the urethra and bladder.