Inadvertent cryoablation of exophytic upper tract urothelial carcinoma without pelvicalyceal involvement

Andrew C. Strine, David Grignon, Chandru Sundaram

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Abstract

Ablative therapy has recently emerged as an option for the treatment of small renal masses (SRMs). Benign tumors and indolent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represent a majority of these masses, although an additional but often unappreciated consideration is upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UC). We report the case of a 74-year-old man with upper tract UC presenting as a SRM without any apparent involvement of the pelvicalyceal system, leading to its inadvertent cryoablation. We also discuss the role of renal biopsy in the management of SRMs undergoing an ablative procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5856-5859
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Volume18
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011

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Cryosurgery
Carcinoma
Kidney
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Biopsy
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Cryosurgery
  • Needle biopsy
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Transitional cell carcinoma

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  • Urology

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Inadvertent cryoablation of exophytic upper tract urothelial carcinoma without pelvicalyceal involvement. / Strine, Andrew C.; Grignon, David; Sundaram, Chandru.

In: Canadian Journal of Urology, Vol. 18, No. 4, 08.2011, p. 5856-5859.

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