Long-term endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma: 20-year single-centre experience
BJU International, 05/15/2012
Cutress ML et al. – The present study represents one of the largest reported series of endoscopically–managed upper tract urothelial cell carcinoma, with high pathological verification and long–term follow–up. Upper–tract recurrence is common, which mandates regular ureteroscopic surveillance. However, in selected patients, this approach has a favourable disease–specific survival, with a relatively low nephroureterectomy rate, and therefore provides oncological control and renal preservation in patients more likely to die eventually from other causes.