What is the role of ureteroscopy in the workup of urothelial tumors of the renal pelvis and ureters?

Updated: Aug 07, 2020
  • Author: Kyle A Richards, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Ureteroscopy can be used for direct visualization of a tumor. Important to note is that it can be used to obtain tissue for a diagnosis and grade in 90% of cases. [20] Staging information regarding depth of invasion, however, is more difficult to obtain.


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