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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-66

Ureteral stump transitional cell carcinoma after radical nephrectomy: A case report with review of literature


Division of Genitor-urinary Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (W.I.A.), Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, India

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B Satheesan
Division of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (W.I.A), Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai - 600 036
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.56043

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Primary transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the ureter accounts for less than 1% of all malignancies of upper genitourinary tract .Ureteral stump after radical nephrectomy may develop malignancy very rarely, TCC being the commonest. Definite risk exists if the urinary bladder harbored TCC. Presence of TCC of the urinary bladder and persistent urinary tract infections in a nephrectomized patient may indicate closer evaluation.


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