What is the role of distal ureterectomy in the surgical 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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High-grade and/or large distal ureteral tumors are most commonly managed with distal ureterectomy with ureterovesical reimplant. Jeldres et al showed equivalent 5-year cancer-specific survival rates when compared with nephroureterectomy, regardless of stage. [52]


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