Resection of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

  title={Resection of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Jeffery Kavolius and Dimitrios P Mastorakos and Christian P Pavlovich and Paul Russo and Michael E. Burt and Mary S Brady},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={16 6},
PURPOSE Resection of solitary metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with a 5-year survival rate of 35% to 50%. Selection criteria are not well defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed our experience with 278 patients with recurrent RCC from 1980 to 1993. RESULTS One hundred forty-one of 278 patients underwent a curative metastectomy for their first recurrence (44% 5-year overall survival [OS] rate), 70 patients underwent noncurative surgery (14% 5-year OS… CONTINUE READING


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