Perioperative morbidity and renal function in young and elderly patients undergoing elective nephron-sparing surgery or radical nephrectomy for renal tumours larger than 4 cm.

@article{Roos2011PerioperativeMA,
  title={Perioperative morbidity and renal function in young and elderly patients undergoing elective nephron-sparing surgery or radical nephrectomy for renal tumours larger than 4 cm.},
  author={Frederik C. Roos and Walburgis Brenner and Wolfgang J J{\"a}ger and Claudia Albert and Melanie Kim M{\"u}ller and Joachim W. Th{\"u}roff and Christian Hampel},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={554-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyse renal function, perioperative morbidity and overall survival (OS) in patients aged <55 years compared with patients aged > 65 years treated by radical nephrectomy (RN) or elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal tumours > 4 cm. PATIENTS AND METHODS From our database, we identified 829 patients with renal tumours > 4 cm treated by either RN (n = 641) or NSS (n= 188) at our institution between 1981 and 2007. After excluding patients with imperative indication and… CONTINUE READING
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