Prognostic significance of tumor extension into venous system in patients undergoing surgical treatment for renal cell carcinoma with venous tumor thrombus.

@article{Miyake2012PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of tumor extension into venous system in patients undergoing surgical treatment for renal cell carcinoma with venous tumor thrombus.},
  author={Hideaki Miyake and Tomoaki Terakawa and Junya Furukawa and Mototsugu Muramaki and Minoru Fujisawa},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={630-6}
}
AIMS The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the extent of a tumor thrombus in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) involving the venous system. METHODS This study included 135 consecutive RCC patients with a venous tumor thrombus undergoing radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy between 1985 and 2009. These patients were classified based on the maximal level of the tumor thrombus extending into the venous system, as follows: group 1, renal vein; group 2… CONTINUE READING