Importance of surgical margins in the management of renal cell carcinoma

@article{Lam2008ImportanceOS,
  title={Importance of surgical margins in the management of renal cell carcinoma},
  author={John S. Lam and Jonathan Bergman and Alberto Breda and Peter Schulam},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={308-317}
}
Surgical resection remains the standard treatment for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma. Pathological features of the surgical specimen, including the margin status, play an important part in determining the patient's prognosis. Negative surgical margins have traditionally been sought to maximize the efficacy of treatment. Initial concerns that partial nephrectomy might have high local recurrence rates compared with radical nephrectomy have now been minimized as a result of… CONTINUE READING
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