Collecting system invasion in renal cell carcinoma: impact on prognosis and future staging strategies.

@article{Palapattu2003CollectingSI,
  title={Collecting system invasion in renal cell carcinoma: impact on prognosis and future staging strategies.},
  author={Ganesh S. Palapattu and Allan J. Pantuck and Fred O. Dorey and Jonathan W Said and Robert Alan Figlin and Arie S. Belldegrun},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 3},
  pages={
          768-72; discussion 772
        }
}
PURPOSE To define further the prognostic impact of urothelial invasion in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) we examined the outcome in patients presenting to our institution with kidney cancer treated with nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 895 patients with RCC who were treated with nephrectomy between 1989 and 1999. Median followup was 31 months. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were constructed with respect to 1997 TNM stage, Fuhrman grade and University of… CONTINUE READING
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