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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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PORTILLO MARTIN, J.A. et al. Upper urinary tract tumours. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.1, pp.07-12. ISSN 0210-4806.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate diagnostic techniques, treatment and follow-up in 94 patients affected of upper urinary tract tumor. PATIENTS AND METHOD: From 1978 to december 2002 we operated 105 patients due to upper urinary tract tumor, although only 94 are valid for analysis. Mean age was 65 years and 85% were man. Haematuria was the most frequent symptom. RESULTS: Urography (93%), ecography (77%) and CT (67%) were the most used diagnostic techniques. Pelvic tumor was the most frequent (71%) and total nephroureterectomy including bladder cuff the chosen treatment (76.4%). Previous or simultaneous bladder tumor was observed in 23% cases and delayed in 30%. With a mean follow-up of 76 months the patient survival is 53%. CONCLUSIONS: Due to the high frequence of previous, simultaneous or delayed bladder tumors, the upper urinary tract tumor should be considered as a panurothelial disease, worsening the outcome of this kind of tumors.

Keywords : Upper urinary tract tumor; Panurothelial disease; Total nephroureterectomy.

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