This focused edition on “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions” will explore a breadth of topics surround UTUC, to bring into focus up-to-date discussions. Highlighted topics include epidemiology, risk stratification and the challenges of diagnosis; outcomes of organ-sparing surgery, tips and tricks, and future directions; outcomes of radical surgery including complications, the role of lymph node dissection, the role of perioperative chemotherapy, management of the bladder cuff, and bladder recurrence following UTUC.
We thank the authors for the remarkable time and effort put forth, which made this special series possible. We are privileged for their contribution, and hope that the totality of their work will make a meaningful contribution to your practice.
An editorial comment for the special series “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions”
Comparison of the Comprehensive Complication Index and Clavien-Dindo systems in predicting perioperative outcomes following radical nephroureterectomy
The role of lymphadenectomy at the time of radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma
The series “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Andrology and Urology without any sponsorship or funding. John J. Knoedler and Jay D. Raman served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.