Advances in Urology / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Comprehensive Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

Table 1

Studies that compare laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with open surgery.

StudyNo. of patientsTumor gradeFollow-upOutcomes

Gill et al. [12]42 in LT, 35 in OS34 patients in LT arm and 28 in OS arm III tumors11.1 months in LT,34.4 in OSLT significantly decreasing morbidity with comparable oncological and survival data to OS

Shalhav et al. [13]25 in LT 17 in OS21 patients in LT arm and 14 in OS arm grade II2 years in both armsLT has longer operating time but the same efficacy and is better tolerated

LT: laparoscopic treatment, OS: open surgery.

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