Adrenalectomy--still a must in radical renal surgery?

  title={Adrenalectomy--still a must in radical renal surgery?},
  author={Waldemar Kozak and Wolfgang Hoeltl and Karl Pummer and Ulrich Maier and Klaus Jeschke and Andrea Bucher},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  volume={77 1},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of adrenal involvement and survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, multicentre trial was initiated by the Austrian Association of Urologic Oncology (AUO); between January 1980 and December 1984, 225 patients were eligible for the study. All patients had unilateral renal tumours and nephrectomies were performed either with (group A, 109 patients) or without (group B, 116 patients) adrenalectomy. The two groups… CONTINUE READING


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