Dialysis in Patients with Upper Urinary Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma

R. A. PERSAD*, D. A. GILLATT, P. HARRISON, P. H. ABRAMS

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Abstract

Summary— In some patients with primary malignant disease of the kidney the only way of achieving a cure may involve radical surgery. If the tumour is bilateral or involves a solitary kidney, renal failure may be unavoidable. The role of dialysis and transplantation in these patients following “curative” cancer surgery is not clear. A review of the literature and experience with 4 patients who ultimately had bilateral nephrectomies for multiple recurrent upper tract urothelial malignancy is reported. These 4 patients remained free of tumour recurrence on dialysis at 5, 8, 12 and 72 months respectively since commencing dialysis, although 2 have died from unrelated causes. It would seem reasonable to offer dialysis followed by subsequent transplantation in this group of patients after a period of 1 to 2 years has elapsed without any evidence of malignant recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-579
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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