Transitional cell carcinoma of ureteral stump after radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma

Katsumi Nagatsuma, Masaaki Tachibana, Ayako Miyakawa, Hiroshi Asanuma, Masaru Murai

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A 68-year-old male presented with microscopic hematuria during a routine checkup after undergoing a radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. Retrograde ureterography demonstrated a ureteral stump tumor. The ureteral stump was completely resected with a bladder cuff and histologic diagnosis was grade 2 to 3 transitional cell carcinoma of the ureteral stump. He is doing well and has been tumor-free for 2 years. The ureteral stump must be correctly evaluated using retrograde ureterography in any patient with a prior history of bladder cancer. Even if a patient had no history of ureterial cancer, whenever hematuria is present in the follow-up period after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma, a retrograde pyelogram should be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 17



  • Double cancer
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Ureteral stump tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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