Introduction upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma utuc comprises approximately 10 of renal neoplasms and around 5 of urothelial carcinomas oosterlinck et al 2004 munoz and ellison 2000minimally invasive organ sparing endoscopic procedures have shown favourable survival data in select patients with small low grade tumours. 1 introduction 11 aim and objectives the european association of urology eau non muscle invasive bladder cancer nmibc guidelines panel has compiled these clinical guidelines to provide urologists with evidence based information and recommendations for the management of urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract utuc. Like bladder cancer upper urinary tract cancer is less common in african americans than whites but it is more deadly age as with bladder cancer upper tract cancer occurs most often in people older than age 70 urothelial tumors often come back in new places in the urinary tract even if the initial growth was on the surface of the . Abstract upper tract urothelial carcinoma utuc is an uncommon disease with a prognosis worse than that of primary urothelial carcinoma uc of the bladder although surgery remains the mainstay of utuc therapy there is increasing enthusiasm for combined modality approaches in both adjuvant and neoadjuvant settings. The european association of urology eau guidelines panel on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma utuc has prepared updated guidelines to aid clinicians in the current evidence based management of utuc and to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice
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