Partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma with a normal opposite kidney Journal Article


Author: Herr, H. W.
Article Title: Partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma with a normal opposite kidney
Abstract: Background. The role of nephron‐sparing surgery in patients with unilateral renal carcinoma and a normal opposite kidney is controversial. Methods. The number and selection criteria of patients undergoing a partial nephrectomy versus radical nephrectomy from 1979 to 1991 were compared. Results. Of 230 patients having curative surgery for unilateral renal cell carcinoma, 41 had a partial nephrectomy. The percentage of partial compared with total nephrectomies performed increased from 8% in 1979–84, to 20% in 1984–88, and 30% in 1989–91. The increased number of partial versus radical nephrectomies performed reflected an increased detection of small (3.5 cm) incidental renal tumors by radiologic imaging. The local recurrence rate was 2.4% (one patient), and the survival rate was 95% (average, 3 years). Conclusion. Complete local excision of the small serendipitous renal tumor is feasible and reasonable in the patient with an otherwise normal opposite kidney. Copyright © 1994 American Cancer Society
Keywords: adult; clinical article; aged; survival rate; cancer recurrence; follow-up studies; neoplasm staging; neoplasm recurrence, local; kidney carcinoma; kidney neoplasms; nephrectomy; kidney; partial nephrectomy; carcinoma, renal cell; carcinoma; new york city; middle age; partial; human; male; female; priority journal; article; normal opposite kidney
Journal Title: Cancer
Volume: 73
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0008-543X
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Date Published: 1994-01-01
Start Page: 160
End Page: 162
Language: English
DOI: 10.1002/1097-0142(19940101)73:1<160::Aid-cncr2820730127>3.0.Co;2-s
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 8275418
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Notes: Export Date: 14 January 2019 -- Article -- Source: Scopus
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