Ureteroscopic treatment and surveillance of upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma.

@article{Keeley1997UreteroscopicTA,
  title={Ureteroscopic treatment and surveillance of upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma.},
  author={Francis Xavier Keeley and Marluce Bibbo and Demetrius H. Bagley},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 5},
  pages={1560-5}
}
PURPOSE We determined the efficacy of ureteroscopic treatment of upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 92 patients diagnosed with upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma at our institution from 1985 to 1995, 38 (41 kidneys) underwent ureteroscopic treatment and followup. Semirigid and flexible ureteroscopes were used to examine the collecting system. Tumors were biopsied, and treated with fulguration, the neodymium:YAG laser and/or the holmium:YAG… CONTINUE READING
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