Upper Urinary Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Is There a Best?

GUNAY L. M., AKDOĞAN B., Koni A., INCI K., BİLEN C. Y., Ozen H.

CLINICAL GENITOURINARY CANCER, vol.11, no.1, pp.39-44, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clgc.2012.08.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-44
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study retrospectively reports a 22-year single-center Turkish experience with 101 upper urinary tract (UUT) transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) cases focusing on risk factors affecting recurrences, which may help in decision making in management of these patients. It points to the importance of female sex and smoking history for bladder recurrence as independent risk factors. This article also presents experience with several treatment choices.