What is Nephroureterectomy?
Nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to discard renal pelvis, kidney, and ureter and bladder cuff. The procedure is conducted to treat upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (tumours of renal pelvis and ureter). The tumours rest in tissues of renal pelvis and ureters. Cancer cells also start developing in urothelium (tissue that lines much of the urinary tract including the renal pelvis, ureters, and the bladder). Bladder cancer is the most common form of the urothelium.