Apr 01, 2014 - 4:12 pm
Hi all - My wife's pathology report (after radical nephrectomy of right kidney) had info in two places that confused me. Can you help me better understand?
DIAGNOSIS section says: UCC (2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm) involving renal pelvicalcyceal system. High grade. Invasive into renal parenchyma. Extensive UCC in-situ involving renal pelvis and ureter.
Primary Tumor PT3
GROSS DESCRIPTION secitons says: Tumor is non-invasive into wall of renal pelvis. (does not mention ureter at all).
My question - from all of my reading on staging, if the tumor hadn't spread beyond the kidney into fatty tiissue or vein, then it would be a T2 or T1. If it is less than 7cm and in-situ, shouldnt it be a T1?
We'll talk to our MD Anderson urologist when he goes over the report, but wanted to make sure I wasnt missing something obvious.
Thanks for any help!