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Ureteral Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Amir A. Borhani, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
          • Synonyms

            • Urothelial cell carcinoma
          • Definitions

            • Carcinoma arising from transitional epithelium of ureter (urothelium)

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic 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

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Hilton S et al: Recent advances in imaging cancer of the kidney and urinary tract. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 23(4):863-910, 2014
                                          2. 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
                                          3. Wright JL et al: Predictors of upper tract urothelial cell carcinoma after primary bladder cancer: a population based analysis. J Urol. 181(3):1035-9; discussion 1039, 2009
                                          4. Kawamoto S et al: Transitional cell neoplasm of the upper urinary tract: evaluation with MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 191(2):416-22, 2008
                                          5. Leyendecker JR et al: MR urography: techniques and clinical applications. Radiographics. 28(1):23-46; discussion 46-7, 2008
                                          6. Fritz GA et al: Multiphasic multidetector-row CT (MDCT) in detection and staging of transitional cell carcinomas of the upper urinary tract. Eur Radiol. 16(6):1244-52, 2006
                                          7. Browne RF et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: spectrum of imaging findings. Radiographics. 25(6):1609-27, 2005
                                          8. Wong-You-Cheong JJ et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 18(1):123-42; quiz 148, 1998
                                          9. Tawfiek ER et al: Upper-tract transitional cell carcinoma. Urology. 50(3):321-9, 1997
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Urothelial cell carcinoma
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Carcinoma arising from transitional epithelium of ureter (urothelium)

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic 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

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Hilton S et al: Recent advances in imaging cancer of the kidney and urinary tract. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 23(4):863-910, 2014
                                                                                  2. 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
                                                                                  3. Wright JL et al: Predictors of upper tract urothelial cell carcinoma after primary bladder cancer: a population based analysis. J Urol. 181(3):1035-9; discussion 1039, 2009
                                                                                  4. Kawamoto S et al: Transitional cell neoplasm of the upper urinary tract: evaluation with MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 191(2):416-22, 2008
                                                                                  5. Leyendecker JR et al: MR urography: techniques and clinical applications. Radiographics. 28(1):23-46; discussion 46-7, 2008
                                                                                  6. Fritz GA et al: Multiphasic multidetector-row CT (MDCT) in detection and staging of transitional cell carcinomas of the upper urinary tract. Eur Radiol. 16(6):1244-52, 2006
                                                                                  7. Browne RF et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: spectrum of imaging findings. Radiographics. 25(6):1609-27, 2005
                                                                                  8. Wong-You-Cheong JJ et al: Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 18(1):123-42; quiz 148, 1998
                                                                                  9. Tawfiek ER et al: Upper-tract transitional cell carcinoma. Urology. 50(3):321-9, 1997