Urothelial tumors of upper tract following treatment of primary bladder transitional cell carcinoma

Curtis B. Schwartz, Huseyin Bekirov, Arnold Melman

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We studied, retrospectively, the incidence of upper tract urothelial tumors following the treatment of primary transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder in 638 patients. Subsequent tumor development was found in 20 patients (3.1 %) with a mean latency interval between initial treatment of the bladder cancer and diagnosis of the upper urinary tract tumor of eighty months. We did not find a significant difference among treatment modalities on the incidence of upper tract occurrences. Other than carcinoma in situ, tumor stage was not an independent predictive variable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992


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  • Urology

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