Title: Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: the distal ureteral dilemma
Authors: Srirangam, Shalom J ×
Van Cleynenbreugel, Ben
Van Poppel, Hendrik #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corp.
Series Title: Advances in Urology vol:2009
Article number: 316807
Abstract: Transitional cell carcinoma affecting the upper urinary tract, though uncommon, constitutes a serious urologic disease. Radical nephroureterectomy remains the treatment of choice but has undergone numerous modifications over the years. Although the standard technique has not been defined, the laparoscopic approach has gained in popularity in the last two decades. The most appropriate oncological management of the distal ureteral and bladder cuff has been a subject of much debate. The aim of the nephroureterectomy procedure is to remove the entire ipsilateral upper tract in continuity while avoiding extravesical transfer of tumor-containing urine during bladder surgery. A myriad of technical modifications have been described. In this article, we review the literature and present an overview of the options for dealing with the lower ureter during radical nephroureterectomy.
ISSN: 1687-6369
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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