World Journal of Urology

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 1177–1178 | Cite as

Reflections on personalized management of UTUC

  • Marianne Brehmer
  • On behalf of the International Collaboration in Endourology (ICE)
Letter to the Editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and UrologyDanderyd University Hospital and Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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