Upper tract tumour after radical cystectomy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder: Incidence and risk factors

Paul D. Sved, Pablo Gomez, Alan M. Nieder, Murugesan Manoharan, Sandy S. Kim, Mark S. Soloway

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OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence, pattern and outcome of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) after radical cystectomy for carcinoma of the bladder, and identify risk factors for its development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 235 consecutive patients who had a radical cystectomy and urinary diversion for TCC at the authors' institution by one surgeon between January 1992 and August 2003 were retrospectively reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of upper tract tumour after cystectomy for TCC is low; most patients present with symptoms (haematuria) and have advanced disease at diagnosis. Patients with prostatic urethral involvement at cystectomy are at greater risk of developing upper tract tumour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-789
Number of pages5
JournalBJU International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004



  • Bladder neoplasm
  • Cystectomy
  • Transitional cell carcinoma
  • Upper tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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