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Optical Coherence Tomography as a Tool for In Vivo Staging and Grading of Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: A Study of Diagnostic Accuracy

  • Bus MT,
  • de Bruin DM,
  • Faber DJ,
  • Kamphuis GM,
  • Zondervan PJ,
  • Laguna-Pes MP,
  • van Leeuwen TG,
  • de Reijke TM,
  • de la Rosette JJ

Publication: J Urol., Volume 196, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages 1749-1755

Commented by Piotr Chlosta

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was able to visualize, grade and stage UTUC, with sensitivity and specificity of 86.7% and 78.6% for grading, and 91.7% and 78.6% for staging, respectively.  Multicenter prospective studies further assessing this real-time intraoperative diagnostic modality for UTUC are warranted.