Contemporary management of small renal masses.

@article{Volpe2011ContemporaryMO,
  title={Contemporary management of small renal masses.},
  author={Alessandro Volpe and Jeffrey A. Cadeddu and Andrea Cestari and Inderbir S. Gill and Michael A. S. Jewett and Steven Joniau and Ziya Kirkali and Michael J Marberger and Jean Jacques Patard and Michael Staehler and Robert G. Uzzo},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={501-15}
}
CONTEXT An increasing number of small renal masses (SRMs) with heterogeneous histology and clinical behaviour are being detected with modern radiologic imaging. Although surgical removal is the standard of care for small renal tumours, alternative minimally invasive and conservative treatment options are possible in selected patients with shorter life expectancy. OBJECTIVE To systematically review indications, techniques, and outcomes of surgical and conservative treatments of SRMs… CONTINUE READING