Bladder and Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer

Published In: Urologic Diseases In America / Edited By Mark S. Litwin and Christopher S. Saigal (Washington, D.C.: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2007), Chapter 7, p. 225-279, NIH Pub. no. 07-5512

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2007

by Badrinath R. Konety, Geoffrey F. Joyce, Matthew Wise

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Urothelial cancers of the urinary tract consist of tumors of tumor of the bladder and of the renal pelvis and ureters (upper tracts). Bladder cancer is far more common than upper tract cancers. For purposes of this chapter, the authors distinguish upper tract urothelial cancers from those of the lower tract. The ICD-9 and CPT codes used for identifying the conditions and related procedures are described in tables.

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