The predictive value of positive urine cytology for outcomes following radical nephroureterectomy in patients with primary upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a multi-institutional study.

@article{Tanaka2014ThePV,
  title={The predictive value of positive urine cytology for outcomes following radical nephroureterectomy in patients with primary upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a multi-institutional study.},
  author={Nobuyuki Tanaka and Eiji Kikuchi and Kent Kanao and Kazuhiro Matsumoto and Suguru Shirotake and Hiroaki Kobayashi and Yasumasa J. Miyazaki and Hiroki Ide and Jun Obata and Katsura Hoshino and Nozomi Hayakawa and Takeo Kosaka and Masafumi Oyama and Akira Miyajima and Tetsuo Momma and Ken Nakagawa and Masahiro Jinzaki and Yosuke Nakajima and Mototsugu Oya},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={48.e19-26}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Few studies have addressed the predictive value of positive urine cytology for prognosis in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). We investigated whether the status of preoperative urine cytology could provide additional prognostic information following radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). MATERIALS AND METHODS The… CONTINUE READING