Is adrenalectomy a necessary component of radical nephrectomy? UCLA experience with 511 radical nephrectomies.

@article{Tsui2000IsAA,
  title={Is adrenalectomy a necessary component of radical nephrectomy? UCLA experience with 511 radical nephrectomies.},
  author={Kenneth Hing-Sum Tsui and Oleg Shvarts and Zoran Barbaric and Robert Alan Figlin and Jean de Kernion and Arie S. Belldegrun},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={437-41}
}
PURPOSE We determine the incidence and characteristics of adrenal involvement in localized and advanced renal cell carcinoma, and evaluate the role of adrenalectomy as part of radical nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 511 patients undergoing radical nephrectomy with ipsilateral adrenalectomy for renal cell carcinoma at our medical center between 1986 and 1998 were reviewed. Mean patient age was 63.2 years (range 38 to 85), and 78% of the subjects were males and 22% were… CONTINUE READING
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