Positive surgical margins are predictors of local recurrence in conservative kidney surgery for pT1 tumors.

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OBJECTIVES The clinical significance of positive surgical margin (PSM) after a Nephron Sparing Surgery (NSS) is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between PSM and the risk of disease recurrence in patients with pT1 kidney tumors who underwent NSS. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective cohort study. A total of 314 patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0039

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