Management of renal masses with laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

@article{Bird2009ManagementOR,
  title={Management of renal masses with laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation versus laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.},
  author={Vincent G. Bird and Robert I. Carey and Rajinikanth Ayyathurai and Victoria Y. Bird},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          81-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic-guided radiofrequency ablation (LRFA) has been introduced as a minimally invasive nephron-sparing management option for renal tumors. Many patients who desire treatment present with multiple comorbidities, which poses a therapeutic challenge. Our purpose is to determine if multipass LRFA is comparable, in terms of surgical risk and immediate postoperative outcomes, to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 citations