Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

  • Bum Sik Tae
  • Chang Wook JeongEmail author


Upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) can be defined as any neoplastic growth that affects the lining of the urinary tract from the renal calyces to the distal ureter. UTUC has similar behaviors to urothelial cell carcinoma in bladder (UBC), but prognosis and tumor characteristics are different. However, UTUC is known as a relatively rare disease and has poor prognosis than UBC.


Upper tract urothelial carcinoma Epidemiology Stage Pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of UrologyKorea University Ansan HospitalAnsanSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of UrologySeoul National University HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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