Defining the Role of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography During Radical Nephrectomy With Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma.

@article{Kostibas2017DefiningTR,
  title={Defining the Role of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography During Radical Nephrectomy With Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma.},
  author={Megan P. Kostibas and Vivek K Arora and Michael A Gorin and Mark W Ball and Phillip M Pierorazio and Mohamad E. Allaf and Daniel P. Nyhan and Mary Beth Brady},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2017},
  volume={107},
  pages={
          161-165
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of transesophageal echocardiography on the surgical management of patients undergoing nephrectomy and inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed intraoperative records of 67 patients with renal cell carcinoma and level II-IV invasion of the inferior vena cava who underwent nephrectomy with tumor thrombectomy between 2007 and 2015. Based on preoperative imaging, patients were categorized… CONTINUE READING
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