Follow-Up Upper Tract Imaging Post-Nephroureterectomy for TCC: Need for a Protocol Driven Approach?


Objectives: We present a retrospective analysis of follow-up strategy adapted by different clinician in managing UTUC cases. Methods: Case notes of 83 patients undergoing nephroureterectomy for UTUC at our institute were selected. Their follow-up pattern and any imaging protocols for upper tract surveillance were studied retrospectively. Results: Our study highlighted diversity in clinicians’ overall approach at a time when no approved guidelines or standardised protocols were available. Conclusions: This study clearly highlighted the need for a protocol driven approach; which has lately been addressed with the introduction of EAU guidelines on this subject matter and majority of practising Urologists will adhere to it.

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S. Banerjee, S. Chitale, K. Burnand and N. Burgess, "Follow-Up Upper Tract Imaging Post-Nephroureterectomy for TCC: Need for a Protocol Driven Approach?," Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 44-46. doi: 10.4236/oju.2013.31008.

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