Complications of nephron sparing surgery for renal tumors.

  title={Complications of nephron sparing surgery for renal tumors.},
  author={Steven C Campbell and Andrew C. Novick and Stevan B. Streem and Eric A Klein and M R Licht},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={151 5},
The technical results of 259 nephron sparing operations for renal cell carcinoma or renal oncocytoma were reviewed. Local or renal related complications occurred after 78 procedures (30.1%). The incidence of complications was less for operations performed after 1988 (22% versus 37%, p = 0.009) and for incidentally detected versus suspected tumors (p = 0.009). The most common complications were urinary fistula formation (45 operations) and acute renal failure (33). Significant predisposing… CONTINUE READING


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