Complications Following Radical Nephroureterectomy

Jay D. Raman, Syed M. Jafri

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Radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) is the gold standard treatment strategy for bulky, high-grade, or muscle-invasive upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). Many patients with UTUC who require RNU are elderly, comorbid, and at risk for perioperative complications. Recognition of likelihood and extent of such complications guides preoperative counseling, decision-making process for major surgery, and perioperative care. A critical review of such data is essential, given the inevitable impact of complications on hospital duration, need for readmission, resource utilization, and costs associated with management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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