CT and MR imaging of complications of partial nephrectomy.

  title={CT and MR imaging of complications of partial nephrectomy.},
  author={Gary M. Israel and Elizabeth M Hecht and Morton A Bosniak},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={26 5},
The standard treatment for renal cell carcinoma for many years was radical nephrectomy, but in the past decade there has been a trend toward elective nephron-sparing surgery. Initially, partial nephrectomy was performed with an open surgical approach; more recently and with increasing frequency, a laparoscopic approach has been used in selected cases. Nephron-sparing surgery with either approach is more complex than is traditional radical nephrectomy and more frequently results in complications… CONTINUE READING


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