Contribution of grade, vascular invasion and age to outcome in clinically localized renal cell carcinoma.


OBJECTIVE To determine the relative prognostic importance of microvascular invasion in apparently localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective clinical and pathological review was conducted of 176 consecutive patients identified from pathology records who had a nephrectomy for RCC with a median follow-up of 44 months… (More)