Treatment of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma.

@article{Cai2011TreatmentOU,
  title={Treatment of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma.},
  author={Guiyang Cai and Xuefeng Liu and Bin Wu},
  journal={Surgical oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          43-55
        }
}
Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC) is relatively rare, occurring in only 5% of all urothelial cancers. It has not been as extensively studied and reviewed as carcinoma of the bladder. UUTUC has a propensity for multifocality, local recurrence, and development of metastases, which argues for an aggressive treatment approach. Open radical nephroureterectomy (ORNU) with removal of an ipsilateral bladder cuff still remains the gold standard treatment for patients with UUTUC and a… CONTINUE READING

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