Elective nephron sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma larger than 4 cm.

  title={Elective nephron sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma larger than 4 cm.},
  author={Sascha A. Pahernik and Frederik Roos and Bernd Roehrig and Christoph Wiesner and Joachim W. Th{\"u}roff},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={179 1},
  pages={71-4; discussion 74}
PURPOSE Elective nephron sparing surgery is established as an alternative to radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma if tumors are small (4 cm or less, stage T1a). We compared outcomes in patients with renal cell carcinoma 4 cm or less (small) vs more than 4 cm (large) who were treated with nephron sparing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1979 and 2006, 618 patients underwent elective nephron sparing surgery at our institution. Of these patients 474 (76.7%) had renal cell carcinoma… CONTINUE READING


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