Adverse health outcomes associated with surgical management of the small renal mass.

@article{Shuch2014AdverseHO,
  title={Adverse health outcomes associated with surgical management of the small renal mass.},
  author={Brian Shuch and Janet M. Hanley and Julie Ming Chu Lai and Srinivas Vourganti and C. Messan Setodji and Andrew W. Dick and Wai-ling. Chow and Chris S Saigal},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={191 2},
  pages={
          301-8
        }
}
PURPOSE Partial and radical nephrectomy are treatments for the small renal mass. Partial nephrectomy is considered the gold standard as it may protect against renal dysfunction compared to radical nephrectomy. However, both treatments may cause adverse health outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A matched cohort study was performed using the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results)-Medicare data set. Individuals treated with partial or radical nephrectomy for 4 cm or smaller nonmetastatic… CONTINUE READING
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