The method of bladder cuff excision during laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy does not affect oncologic outcomes in upper tract urothelial carcinoma
World Journal of Urology, 08/01/2012
Allard CB et al. – The three methods of bladder cuff excision are oncologically valid with similar recurrence and metastases rates when performed during laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy. Stage, positive margin status and carcinoma in situ are predictive of adverse oncologic outcomes and can facilitate postoperative prognostication.