ureteral neoplasms

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Summary: Cancer or tumors of the URETER which may cause obstruction leading to hydroureter, HYDRONEPHROSIS, and PYELONEPHRITIS. HEMATURIA is a common symptom.

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  1. Colin P, Koenig P, Ouzzane A, Berthon N, Villers A, Biserte J, et al. Environmental factors involved in carcinogenesis of urothelial cell carcinomas of the upper urinary tract. BJU Int. 2009;104:1436-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Polymorphism of the SULT gene, is thought to confer susceptibility to upper tract tumours...
  2. Li W, Wu W, Li C, Ke H, Wei Y, Yeh H, et al. The effect of tumor location on prognosis in patients with primary ureteral urothelial carcinoma. Urol Oncol. 2013;31:1670-5 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the association of tumor location on oncological outcomes in patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for primary ureteral urothelial carcinoma (UC)...
  3. Colin P, Ouzzane A, Pignot G, Ravier E, Crouzet S, Ariane M, et al. Comparison of oncological outcomes after segmental ureterectomy or radical nephroureterectomy in urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract: results from a large French multicentre study. BJU Int. 2012;110:1134-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that oncological outcomes after conservative treatment with SU are comparable to RNU for the management of UUT-UC in select cases...
  4. Rink M, Ehdaie B, Cha E, Green D, Karakiewicz P, Babjuk M, et al. Stage-specific impact of tumor location on oncologic outcomes in patients with upper and lower tract urothelial carcinoma following radical surgery. Eur Urol. 2012;62:677-84 pubmed
    ..Dissimilarities in management and outcomes exist between upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB)...
  5. Jeldres C, Lughezzani G, Sun M, Isbarn H, Shariat S, Budaus L, et al. Segmental ureterectomy can safely be performed in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter. J Urol. 2010;183:1324-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared cancer specific mortality rates according to surgery type (nephroureterectomy vs segmental ureterectomy) in a large population based cohort of patients with ureteral transitional cell carcinoma...
  6. Labanaris A, Zugor V, Labanaris A, Elias P, Kuhn R. Radical nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy in patients over 80 years old. Int Braz J Urol. 2010;36:141-8; discussion 149-50 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to discover if elderly patients exhibit comparable outcomes and survival benefits to those achieved in younger patients...
  7. Jeong I, Kim S, Jeon H, Kim B, Moon K, Lee S, et al. Prognostic value of apoptosis-related markers in urothelial cancer of the upper urinary tract. Hum Pathol. 2009;40:668-77 pubmed publisher
    ..These results may help to identify a subset of patients who require adjuvant therapy or closer follow-up...
  8. Gadzinski A, Roberts W, Faerber G, Wolf J. Long-term outcomes of nephroureterectomy versus endoscopic management for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2010;183:2148-53 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared outcomes in patients treated with nephroureterectomy vs nephron sparing endoscopic surgery for upper tract urothelial carcinoma...
  9. Takayanagi A, Masumori N, Takahashi A, Takagi Y, Tsukamoto T. Upper urinary tract recurrence after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: incidence and risk factors. Int J Urol. 2012;19:229-33 pubmed publisher
    ..To examine the incidence of and the risk factors for upper urinary tract recurrence in patients undergoing a radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, and to examine the clinical course of patients harboring upper urinary tract recurrence...

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  1. Cozad S, Smalley S, Austenfeld M, Noble M, Jennings S, Raymond R. Transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis or ureter: patterns of failure. Urology. 1995;46:796-800 pubmed
    ..To identify recurrence patterns and possible indications for adjuvant treatment...
  2. Krambeck A, Thompson R, Lohse C, Patterson D, Segura J, Zincke H, et al. Endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma in patients with a history of bladder urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2007;177:1721-6 pubmed
    ..We evaluate the role of endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma in patients with a history of primary bladder urothelial carcinoma...
  3. Kawauchi A, Fujito A, Ukimura O, Yoneda K, Mizutani Y, Miki T. Hand assisted retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy: comparison with the open procedure. J Urol. 2003;169:890-4; discussion 894 pubmed
    ..We report our initial experience with hand assisted retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma and compared our results to those of a contemporary series of open nephroureterectomy...
  4. Matsuo T, Hayashida Y, Takehara K, Tsuda S, Furukawa M, Iwasaki S. [A case of prostate cancer with invasion to the middle ureter]. Hinyokika Kiyo. 2004;50:61-3 pubmed
    ..He was treated with chemoendocrine therapy. Prostate cancer with continuous invasion to the middle ureter is rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the 6th case report of such an unusual invasion of prostate cancer...
  5. Matsui Y, Ohara H, Ichioka K, Terada N, Yoshimura K, Terai A, et al. Retroperitoneoscopy-assisted total nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma. Urology. 2002;60:1010-5 pubmed
    ..The reference standard of treatment for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma is standard total nephroureterectomy (STN) with excision of a bladder cuff...
  6. Kim T, Seong D, Ro J. Small cell carcinoma of the ureter with squamous cell and transitional cell carcinomatous components associated with ureteral stone. J Korean Med Sci. 2001;16:796-800 pubmed
    ..The small cell carcinomatous component was positive for chromogranin, neuron specific enolase, synaptophysin, and pancytokeratin but negative for high molecular-weight cytokeratin (K-903) by immunohistochemistry...
  7. Miyake H, Hara I, Gohji K, Arakawa S, Kamidono S. The significance of lymphadenectomy in transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. Br J Urol. 1998;82:494-8 pubmed
    ..To determine the efficacy of lymphadenectomy after nephroureterectomy in patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper urinary tract...
  8. Ericson K, Isinger A, Isfoss B, Nilbert M. Low frequency of defective mismatch repair in a population-based series of upper urothelial carcinoma. BMC Cancer. 2005;5:23 pubmed
    ..Defective mismatch repair (MMR) specifically characterizes HNPCC-associated tumors, but also occurs in subsets of some sporadic tumors, e.g. in gastrointestinal cancer and endometrial cancer...
  9. Secin F, Koppie T, Salamanca J, Bokhari S, Raj G, Olgac S, et al. Evaluation of regional lymph node dissection in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial cancer. Int J Urol. 2007;14:26-32 pubmed
    ..We evaluated the manner in which the LND was applied at NU, the patterns of lymph node (LN) involvement and the preoperative variables that could identify patients at high risk for lymph node metastasis (LNM)...
  10. Kurzer E, Leveillee R, Bird V. Combining hand assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with cystoscopic circumferential excision of the distal ureter without primary closure of the bladder cuff--is it safe?. J Urol. 2006;175:63-7; discussion 67-8 pubmed
    ..We report the oncological sequelae in patients who underwent HAL-NU using our technique of complete ureteral removal...
  11. Batata M, Whitmore W, Hilaris B, Tokita N, Grabstald H. Primary carcinoma of the ureter: a prognostic study. Cancer. 1975;35:1626-32 pubmed
    ..Seventy-eight percent of patients with more advanced stages died within 3 years of treatment, withmetastases mainly in pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes...
  12. Park S, Hong B, Kim C, Ahn H. The impact of tumor location on prognosis of transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. J Urol. 2004;171:621-5 pubmed
    ..We assessed the impact of traditional prognostic factors and tumor location on the survival of patients treated for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)...
  13. Hall M, Womack S, Sagalowsky A, Carmody T, Erickstad M, Roehrborn C. Prognostic factors, recurrence, and survival in transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: a 30-year experience in 252 patients. Urology. 1998;52:594-601 pubmed
  14. Holmang S, Johansson S. Synchronous bilateral ureteral and renal pelvic carcinomas: incidence, etiology, treatment and outcome. Cancer. 2004;101:741-7 pubmed
    ..Synchronous bilateral urothelial tumors of the upper urinary tract are very rare. The authors reported baseline and long-term follow-up data for all patients in western Sweden during a 28-year period...
  15. Hartmann A, Zanardo L, Bocker Edmonston T, Blaszyk H, Dietmaier W, Stoehr R, et al. Frequent microsatellite instability in sporadic tumors of the upper urinary tract. Cancer Res. 2002;62:6796-802 pubmed
  16. Ozsahin M, Zouhair A, Villa S, Storme G, Chauvet B, Taussky D, et al. Prognostic factors in urothelial renal pelvis and ureter tumours: a multicentre Rare Cancer Network study. Eur J Cancer. 1999;35:738-43 pubmed
    ..In patients with urothelial renal pelvis and/or ureter tumours, a radical surgical attitude is mandatory; and the presence of tumour in the ureter is associated with a poorer prognosis...
  17. Nanigian D, Smith W, Ellison L. Robot-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy. J Endourol. 2006;20:463-5; discussion 465-6 pubmed
    ..Multiple approaches to manage the distal ureter have been described. We developed a new technique using the daVinci robot system to perform a transvesical excision of the distal ureter and bladder cuff...
  18. Cassar Delia E, Joseph V, Sherwood W. Fibroepithelial polyps causing ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children--a case report and review article. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2007;17:142-6 pubmed
    ..We report on a 10-year-old boy presenting with UPJ obstruction due to a fibroepithelial polyp, and review 28 similar published paediatric cases...
  19. Yamana K, Bilim V, Hara N, Kasahara T, Itoi T, Maruyama R, et al. Prognostic impact of FAS/CD95/APO-1 in urothelial cancers: decreased expression of Fas is associated with disease progression. Br J Cancer. 2005;93:544-51 pubmed
    ..Moreover, low-dose anti-Fas-activating mAb sensitised resistant cells to adriamycin, and this synergistic effect could be applied in the development of new treatment strategy for UC patients with multidrug-resistant tumours...
  20. Kim Y, Jeon S, Huh J, Chang S. Long-term follow-up of ureteral stump tumors after nephrectomy for benign renal disease. Eur Urol. 2004;46:748-52 pubmed
    ..The occurrence of primary carcinoma of the ureteral stump after nephrectomy is rare. In this study, we evaluated the clinical characteristics of ureteral stump tumors after nephrectomy for benign renal disease...
  21. Bariol S, Stewart G, McNeill S, Tolley D. Oncological control following laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: 7-year outcome. J Urol. 2004;172:1805-8 pubmed
    ..We compared the long-term oncological outcome of laparoscopic versus open nephroureterectomy (ONU) in patients with upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)...
  22. Klingler H, Lodde M, Pycha A, Remzi M, Janetschek G, Marberger M. Modified laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for treatment of upper urinary tract transitional cell cancer is not associated with an increased risk of tumour recurrence. Eur Urol. 2003;44:442-7 pubmed
    ..We evaluated results obtained from patients undergoing a modified laparoscopic approach and open procedures in this respect...
  23. Shalhav A, Elbahnasy A, McDougall E, Clayman R. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper tract transitional-cell cancer: technical aspects. J Endourol. 1998;12:345-53 pubmed
    ..Overall, this technique is still evolving as laparoscopic surgeons attempt to balance the goal of a thorough nephroureterectomy with the need to make the procedure cost effective...
  24. Komatsu H, Tanabe N, Kubodera S, Maezawa H, Ueno A. The role of lymphadenectomy in the treatment of transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. J Urol. 1997;157:1622-4 pubmed
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of lymphadenectomy in conjunction with nephroureterectomy in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract...
  25. McDougall E, Clayman R, Elashry O. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper tract transitional cell cancer: the Washington University experience. J Urol. 1995;154:975-9; discussion 979-80 pubmed
  26. Kondo T, Nakazawa H, Ito F, Hashimoto Y, Toma H, Tanabe K. Impact of the extent of regional lymphadenectomy on the survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. J Urol. 2007;178:1212-7; discussion 1217 pubmed
    ..We determined the impact of the extent of regional lymphadenectomy on survival in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract...
  27. Grabstald H, Whitmore W, Melamed M. Renal pelvic tumors. JAMA. 1971;218:845-54 pubmed
  28. Kondo T, Nakazawa H, Ito F, Hashimoto Y, Toma H, Tanabe K. Primary site and incidence of lymph node metastases in urothelial carcinoma of upper urinary tract. Urology. 2007;69:265-9 pubmed
    ..To determine the primary site and incidence of lymph node metastases in urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract...
  29. Holmang S, Johansson S. Bilateral metachronous ureteral and renal pelvic carcinomas: incidence, clinical presentation, histopathology, treatment and outcome. J Urol. 2006;175:69-72; discussion 72-3 pubmed
    ..Metachronous bilateral UUTTs are rare. The authors reported baseline and long-term followup data for all patients diagnosed in Western Sweden during a 28-year period...
  30. Oosterlinck W. Ureteral tumour: a specific upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2007;51:1164-5 pubmed
  31. Akdogan B, Dogan H, Eskicorapci S, Sahin A, Erkan I, Ozen H. Prognostic significance of bladder tumor history and tumor location in upper tract transitional cell carcinoma. J Urol. 2006;176:48-52 pubmed
    ..We studied prognostic factors for 5-year disease specific and recurrence-free survival in patients treated for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma...
  32. Gill I, Sung G, Hobart M, Savage S, Meraney A, Schweizer D, et al. Laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma: the Cleveland Clinic experience. J Urol. 2000;164:1513-22 pubmed
    ..We report our single institutional experience with retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy in patients with upper tract transitional cell carcinoma and compare results to those achieved by the open technique...
  33. Miyata Y, Kanda S, Nomata K, Eguchi J, Kanetake H. Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and EP4 receptor in transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. J Urol. 2005;173:56-60 pubmed
    ..We determined the relationships between clinicopathological features and prognosis with expressions of COX-2 and EP4R in nonmetastatic TCC-UUT...
  34. Hartmann A, Dietmaier W, Hofstadter F, Burgart L, Cheville J, Blaszyk H. Urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: inverted growth pattern is predictive of microsatellite instability. Hum Pathol. 2003;34:222-7 pubmed
    ..82. Inverted growth in urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract may serve as a marker lesion for MSI and may help identify patients who should be offered testing for HNPCC...
  35. Jarrett T, Chan D, Cadeddu J, Kavoussi L. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for the treatment of transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. Urology. 2001;57:448-53 pubmed
    ..To establish the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted nephroureterectomy...
  36. Nakanishi K, Tominaga S, Hiroi S, Kawai T, Aida S, Kasamatsu H, et al. Expression of survivin does not predict survival in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. Virchows Arch. 2002;441:559-63 pubmed
    ..In the normal urothelium, its expression was not detected. In conclusion, the expression of survivin does not predict prognosis in TCC-UUT...
  37. Blaszyk H, Wang L, Dietmaier W, Hofstadter F, Burgart L, Cheville J, et al. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a clinicopathologic study including microsatellite instability analysis. Mod Pathol. 2002;15:790-7 pubmed
  38. van den Heijkant F, Vermeer T, Vrijhof E, Nieuwenhuijzen G, Koldewijn E, Rutten H. Psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation after surgery for locally advanced and locally recurrent colorectal cancer: Complications and oncological outcome. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017;43:1869-1875 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the bladder-sparing PBH technique of ureter reconstruction is feasible in locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer with invasion of the urinary tract after pelvic radiotherapy. ..
  39. Ye J, Ma L, Huang Y, Xiao C, Hou X, Zhao L, et al. [Joint therapy of native upper tract transitional cell carcinoma ipsilateral to a transplanted kidney by retroperitoneoscopic nephroureterectomy combined with a midline lower abdominal transperitoneal excision]. Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2012;44:639-42 pubmed
    ..RPLNU with a midline lower abdominal transperitoneal incision may be a safe and feasible alternative for native UUT-TCC ipsilateral to a transplanted kidney with satisfactory oncologic outcomes. ..
  40. Li H, Wang J, Xiao W, Xia D, Lang B, Wang T, et al. Epigenetic inactivation of KLF4 is associated with urothelial cancer progression and early recurrence. J Urol. 2014;191:493-501 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, decreased expression of KLF4 or its promoter hypermethylation may have predictive value for early recurrence in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. ..
  41. Liu J, Zhang Q, Ye Y, Li J, Chen W, Li Y, et al. Prognostic significance of tumor location and superficial urothelial bladder carcinoma history in patients with ureteral urothelial carcinoma treated with radical nephroureterectomy. Int Urol Nephrol. 2013;45:395-404 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, operative strategies or postoperative surveillance should not be affected by tumor location or history of superficial UBC. ..
  42. Hagiwara M, Kikuchi E, Tanaka N, Matsumoto K, Ide H, Miyajima A, et al. Impact of smoking status on bladder tumor recurrence after radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2013;189:2062-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A larger number of cigarettes smoked may increase the incidence of bladder tumor recurrence in patients with upper tract urothelial cancer. ..
  43. Hubosky S, Boman B, Charles S, Bibbo M, Bagley D. Ureteroscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) in patients with Lynch Syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome). BJU Int. 2013;112:813-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Ureteroscopic laser ablation offers a good renal preservation rate with reasonable cancer control in patients willing to undergo endoscopic surveillance. Development of new bladder tumours is common. ..
  44. Eylert M, Hounsome L, Verne J, Bahl A, Jefferies E, Persad R. Prognosis is deteriorating for upper tract urothelial cancer: data for England 1985-2010. BJU Int. 2013;112:E107-13 pubmed publisher
  45. Okegawa T, Hayashi K, Hara H, Nutahara K, Higashihara E. Immunomagnetic quantification of circulating tumor cells in patients with urothelial cancer. Int J Urol. 2010;17:254-8 pubmed publisher
    ..004). Based on these findings, CTC could represent a potential marker to monitor the response to chemotherapy in patients with metastatic UC. ..
  46. Godfrey M, Badalato G, Hruby G, Razmjoo M, McKiernan J. Prognostic indicators for upper tract urothelial carcinoma after radical nephroureterectomy: the impact of lymphovascular invasion. BJU Int. 2012;110:798-803 pubmed publisher
    ..With confirmation from large international studies, inclusion of LVI in the tumour-node-metastasis staging system for UTUC should be considered. ..
  47. Bus M, Muller B, de Bruin D, Faber D, Kamphuis G, van Leeuwen T, et al. Volumetric in vivo visualization of upper urinary tract tumors using optical coherence tomography: a pilot study. J Urol. 2013;190:2236-42 pubmed publisher
  48. Colin P, Ouzzane A, Yates D, Audenet F, François A, Pignot G, et al. Influence of positive surgical margin status after radical nephroureterectomy on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma survival. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19:3613-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The status of the surgical margin should be systematically reported on the pathological report and may be a useful variable to include in nomogram risk prediction tools. ..
  49. Krabbe L, Bagrodia A, Lotan Y, Gayed B, Darwish O, Youssef R, et al. Prospective analysis of Ki-67 as an independent predictor of oncologic outcomes in patients with high grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma. J Urol. 2014;191:28-34 pubmed publisher
    ..It was also an independent predictor of recurrence-free survival in patients with high grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma. ..
  50. Shinagare A, Fennessy F, Ramaiya N, Jagannathan J, Taplin M, Van den Abbeele A. Urothelial cancers of the upper urinary tract: metastatic pattern and its correlation with tumor histopathology and location. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011;35:217-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Lymph nodes, lung, liver, bone, and peritoneum are the most common metastatic sites of upper urinary tract urothelial cancers. Tumor histology and location within the upper urinary tract have no effect on metastatic pattern. ..
  51. Xu A, Ng C, Kamat A, Grossman H, Dinney C, Sandler C. Significance of upper urinary tract urothelial thickening and filling defect seen on MDCT urography in patients with a history of urothelial neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;195:959-65 pubmed publisher
    ..CT urography failed to depict four tumors. Our data confirm that CT urography has utility in the surveillance of upper tract tumors. Urothelial thickening is an important radiologic sign of tumor, especially in the pelvicalyceal system. ..
  52. Hayashi A, Morikawa T, Kawai T, Kume H, Ishikawa S, Homma Y, et al. Clinicopathological and prognostic significance of EZH2 expression in upper urinary tract carcinoma. Virchows Arch. 2014;464:463-71 pubmed publisher
    ..08; 95 % confidence interval, 1.30-7.32) after nephroureterectomy. Our results suggest that EZH2 may serve as a novel prognostic biomarker and a potential therapeutic target in upper urinary tract carcinoma...
  53. Dalpiaz O, Pichler M, Mannweiler S, Martín Hernández J, Stojakovic T, Pummer K, et al. Validation of the pretreatment derived neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a prognostic factor in a European cohort of patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Br J Cancer. 2014;110:2531-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the prognostic role of the dNLR in a large European cohort of patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC)...
  54. Saredi G, Di Pietro C, Spasciani R, De Stefani S, Sighinolfi M, Micali S, et al. Tumor seeding after open nephroureterectomy for ureteral transitional cell carcinoma. Tumori. 2008;94:600-1 pubmed
    ..We report a case of abdominal tumor seeding after open nephroureterectomy managed by means of a surgical and medical approach...
  55. Cha E, Shariat S, Kormaksson M, Novara G, Chromecki T, Scherr D, et al. Predicting clinical outcomes after radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2012;61:818-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Novel prognostic factors for patients after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) have recently been described...
  56. Shih C, Huang C, Chi C, Lin J, Pan C. CA125-producing clear cell adenocarcinoma arising from the upper ureter and renal pelvis. J Chin Med Assoc. 2010;73:40-3 pubmed
    ..The tumor behaved so aggressively that the patient developed multiple metastases and died of the disease 5 months after radical nephroureterectomy...
  57. Vikram R, Sandler C, Ng C. Imaging and staging of transitional cell carcinoma: part 2, upper urinary tract. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009;192:1488-93 pubmed publisher
    ..In this article, we discuss the epidemiology, pathologic characteristics, and patterns of tumor spread. We illustrate and discuss the role of imaging in the diagnosis, staging, and surveillance of TCC of the renal pelvis and the ureter...
  58. Berod A, Colin P, Yates D, Ouzzane A, Audouin M, Adam E, et al. The role of American Society of Anesthesiologists scores in predicting urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract outcome after radical nephroureterectomy: results from a national multi-institutional collaborative study. BJU Int. 2012;110:E1035-40 pubmed publisher
    ..6%, respectively; P = 0.01). ASA status had a significant impact on cancer-specific survival in univariate and multivariate analyses, with a threefold higher risk of mortality at 5 years for ASA 3 compared with ASA 1 patients (P = 0.04)...
  59. Alva A, Matin S, Lerner S, Siefker Radtke A. Perioperative chemotherapy for upper tract urothelial cancer. Nat Rev Urol. 2012;9:266-73 pubmed publisher
    ..A multicenter trial of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced high-grade UTUC could further define the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in treating UTUC...
  60. Hollande C, Colin P, de La Motte Rouge T, Audenet F, Yates D, Phé V, et al. Hereditary-like urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract benefit more from adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy after radical nephroureterectomy than do sporadic tumours. BJU Int. 2014;113:574-80 pubmed publisher
    ..To evaluate the impact of 'hereditary-like' status in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) on the survival of patients who have undergone radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and adjuvant chemotherapy...
  61. Hemal A, Nayyar R, Gupta N, Dorairajan L. Experience with robot assisted laparoscopic surgery for upper and lower benign and malignant ureteral pathologies. Urology. 2010;76:1387-93 pubmed publisher
    ..To present our experience and outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) performed for different ureteral pathologies and to discuss the true utility of robotics in ureteral surgery...
  62. Takahashi N, Glockner J, Hartman R, King B, Leibovich B, Stanley D, et al. Gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance urography for upper urinary tract malignancy. J Urol. 2010;183:1330-65 pubmed publisher
    ..We retrospectively evaluated the accuracy of gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance urography to detect upper urinary tract tumors...
  63. McMahan J, Linneman T. A case of resistant hypercalcemia of malignancy with a proposed treatment algorithm. Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43:1532-8 pubmed publisher
    ..To report and describe a case of refractory hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM) associated with metastatic, transitional-cell carcinoma of the left ureter...
  64. Ziaee S, Azizi V, Nouralizadeh A, Gooran S, Radfar M, Mirzaei M. Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with concomitant open bladder cuff excision: a single center experience. Urol J. 2012;9:652-6 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and open bladder cuff excision for management of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma...
  65. Tanaka N, Kikuchi E, Shirotake S, Kanao K, Matsumoto K, Kobayashi H, et al. The predictive value of C-reactive protein for prognosis in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma treated with radical nephroureterectomy: a multi-institutional study. Eur Urol. 2014;65:227-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Few studies have discussed the prognostic impact of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC)...
  66. Perlis N, Türker P, Bostrom P, Kuk C, Mirtti T, Kulkarni G, et al. Upper urinary tract and urethral recurrences following radical cystectomy: review of risk factors and outcomes between centres with different follow-up protocols. World J Urol. 2013;31:161-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Secondary objective is to evaluate whether or not recurrence patterns are similar between two centres with different post-RC follow-up (F/U) protocols...
  67. Bourdoumis A, Syed I, Soosay G, Manzoor A, Barua J. Transitional cell carcinoma of the ureteric stump: a systematic review of the literature. Urol Int. 2013;91:170-4 pubmed publisher
    ..To present a review of the literature using evidence-based criteria for diagnosis and treatment of malignant growths in the ureteric remnant following nephrectomy for non-malignant disease...