Blood groups and transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract.

Abstract

A retrospective analysis of the blood groups of 74 patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract is presented. The blood group distribution of the patients reflected that of the general population. No relationship was found between blood groups and stage and grade of the tumour or patient survival. Nor were blood groups predictive of bladder tumour recurrence and stump recurrence in patients who had undergone simple nephrectomy.

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@article{Kirkali1988BloodGA, title={Blood groups and transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract.}, author={Z. Ziya Kirkali and Rashid Deane and Kathleen Kyle and Anne G. Graham}, journal={European urology}, year={1988}, volume={14 1}, pages={22-3} }