What is the role of segmental ureterectomy with ureteral reimplantation in the treatment 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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Segmental ureterectomy coupled with ureteral reimplantation is indicated in patients with ureteral tumors located in the distal ureter, generally of lower grade and stage. Unfortunately, because of the multifocal nature of TCC, the ipsilateral recurrence rate is 25% or greater after segmental ureterectomy.


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