2C92.0/C66 Urothelial carcinoma of ureter



Urothelial carcinoma of the ureter is a rare type of cancer that begins in the tissue that lines the inner surface of the ureter. It is typically caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as smoking, chronic bladder infections, prior radiation therapy, and certain inherited genetic syndromes.


Urothelial carcinoma of the ureter is usually diagnosed using imaging tests such as a CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. A cystoscopy may also be performed to assess the ureter for any abnormalities.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for urothelial carcinoma of the ureter includes other urologic malignancies such as transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma. It may also be confused with benign urologic conditions such as urolithiasis, strictures, and tumors.


Treatment for urothelial carcinoma of the ureter typically includes surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. In some cases, endoscopic ablation or cryotherapy may be used to destroy the tumor.


The prognosis for urothelial carcinoma of the ureter varies depending on the stage of the cancer, but the overall 5-year survival rate is about 50%. Early detection and treatment is key to increasing the chances of a successful outcome.

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