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Ureteroscopy Prior to UTUC Surgery Ups Intravesical Recurrence Risk

Preoperative diagnostic ureteroscopy (URS) before radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is a risk factor for intravesical recurrence, according to investigators. In a study of 453 patients with UTUC undergoing radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), a significantly higher proportion of patients who underwent preoperative URS experienced intravesical recurrence (IVR) than those who did not (43.8%…

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Risk Factors for UTUC Intravesical Recurrence Identified

Tumor diameter and stage are independent risk factors for intravesical recurrence of organ-confined upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) following radical nephroureterectomy (RNU), according to a new study. In a retrospective study of patients with organ-confined UTUC who underwent RNU combined with bladder cuff resection, investigators propensity score matched 42 patients who experienced intravesical recurrence (IVR)…

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