Positive surgical margin following radical nephrectomy is an independent predictor of local recurrence and disease-specific survival


BACKGROUND Positive surgical margins (PSM) are recognized as an adverse prognostic sign and are often associated with higher rates of local and systemic disease recurrence. The data regarding the oncological outcome for PSM following radical nephrectomy (RN) is limited. We examined the predictive factors for PSM and its influence on survival and site of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12957-017-1257-6


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