Squamous cell carcinoma of renal pelvis

Eric J. Blacher, Douglas E. Johnson, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Alberto G. Ayala

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Squamous carcinoma of the renal pelvis was diagnosed in only 11 of 2,166 renal tumors (0.5 %) seen over a twenty-seven-year period. The combination of an insidious onset and a prolonged duration of symptoms (median: 5 months) resulted in all patients having invasive disease at diagnosis. Ten patients died two to twenty-eight months after diagnosis (median survival: 5 months), and only 1 patient is currently alive at nine months. We conclude that the treatment of choice is radical nephrectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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