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August 1930

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; ROCHESTER, MINN.; ROANOKE, VA.; TORONTO, CANADA; ANTWERP, BELGIUM; LOS ANGELES

Arch Surg. 1930;21(2):340-364. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150140157008
Abstract

URETER 

Tumor.  —McCown30 stated that primary carcinoma is rare, and that the paucity of symptoms makes diagnosis difficult. Early treatment is necessary to secure beneficial results, since tumors of this type result in widespread and rather early metastasis. He reported a case of tumor of the ureter. After various examinations, he concluded that a tumor of the ureter or of the kidney and ureter was present, and retroperitoneal nephrectomy was done through a lumbar incision. On liberation of the adhesions around the pelvis of the kidney, a mass was found in the ureter just below the pelvis, which was about 2 cm. thick. The ureter was liberated and sectioned about 2 cm. above the bladder. Evidence of extension was not found during the operation. Pathologic examination of the specimen revealed papillary carcinoma in the upper third of the ureter, without any evidence of metastasis or implantations along the ureter,

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