Intraoperative thrombus embolization during nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy: critical analysis of the University of California-Los Angeles experience.

@article{Shuch2009IntraoperativeTE,
  title={Intraoperative thrombus embolization during nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy: critical analysis of the University of California-Los Angeles experience.},
  author={Brian Shuch and Jeffrey C Larochelle and Thomas Onyia and Cristianna Vallera and Dan Margulis and Allan J. Pantuck and Robert B. Smith and Arie S. Belldegrun},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={181 2},
  pages={492-8; discussion 498-9}
}
PURPOSE Vascular invasion commonly occurs in renal cell carcinoma and intraoperative thrombus embolization is a known complication of tumor thrombectomy. We reviewed our experience with this complication to determine frequency, mortality, common factors and management strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a prospective database of cases of open nephrectomy/tumor thrombectomy performed from 1989 to 2008. All cases were reviewed to identify clinicopathological variables… CONTINUE READING

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