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Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma
Ashish P. Wasnik, MD, FSAR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC)
              • Synonyms

                • Upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
              • Definitions

                • Malignant tumor of transitional epithelium lining pelvicalyceal system and ureters

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Radiographic Findings

                    • CT Findings

                      • MR Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                Selected References

                                                1. Ali O et al: Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma on multidetector CT: spectrum of disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 44(12):3874-85, 2019
                                                2. RouprĂȘt M et al: European Association of Urology guidelines on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma: 2017 update. Eur Urol. 73(1):111-22, 2018
                                                3. Bagheri MH et al: Advances in medical imaging for the diagnosis and management of common genitourinary cancers. Urol Oncol. 35(7):473-91, 2017
                                                4. Xue LY et al: Evaluation of renal urothelial carcinoma by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. Eur J Radiol. 82(4):e151-7, 2013
                                                5. Takahashi N et al: MR urography for suspected upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Eur Radiol. 19(4):912-23, 2009
                                                6. Vikram R et al: Imaging and staging of transitional cell carcinoma: part 2, upper urinary tract. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(6):1488-93, 2009
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                                                KEY FACTS

                                                • Terminology

                                                  • Imaging

                                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                      • Pathology

                                                        • Clinical Issues

                                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                                            • Abbreviations

                                                              • Upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC)
                                                            • Synonyms

                                                              • Upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
                                                            • Definitions

                                                              • Malignant tumor of transitional epithelium lining pelvicalyceal system and ureters

                                                            IMAGING

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                                  • CT Findings

                                                                    • MR Findings

                                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                                          • General Features

                                                                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                          • Consider

                                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                              Selected References

                                                                                              1. Ali O et al: Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma on multidetector CT: spectrum of disease. Abdom Radiol (NY). 44(12):3874-85, 2019
                                                                                              2. RouprĂȘt M et al: European Association of Urology guidelines on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma: 2017 update. Eur Urol. 73(1):111-22, 2018
                                                                                              3. Bagheri MH et al: Advances in medical imaging for the diagnosis and management of common genitourinary cancers. Urol Oncol. 35(7):473-91, 2017
                                                                                              4. Xue LY et al: Evaluation of renal urothelial carcinoma by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. Eur J Radiol. 82(4):e151-7, 2013
                                                                                              5. Takahashi N et al: MR urography for suspected upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Eur Radiol. 19(4):912-23, 2009
                                                                                              6. Vikram R et al: Imaging and staging of transitional cell carcinoma: part 2, upper urinary tract. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(6):1488-93, 2009