Editorial comment on: Positive surgical margin appears to have negligible impact on survival of renal cell carcinomas treated by nephron-sparing surgery.


A fundamental and long-standing goal of surgical oncology is complete gross and microscopic removal of the cancer. Regarding partial nephrectomy for renal masses, the historical recommendation of a 1–2-cm circumferential margin remains safe, conservative, and appropriate. Contemporary data, however, suggest that margins <5 mm [1] or even tumor enucleation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2009.03.050


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