The role of radical surgery for renal cell carcinoma with extension into the vena cava.

@article{Staehler2000TheRO,
  title={The role of radical surgery for renal cell carcinoma with extension into the vena cava.},
  author={Gerd Staehler and D. Brkovic},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 6},
  pages={1671-5}
}
PURPOSE New operative technologies, such as the bypass procedures that have become established in the last decade, have led to improved prognosis in patients with renal cell carcinoma and vena caval thrombi. We report the outcome of stage dependent surgical strategies in patients with renal cell carcinoma extending into the vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1987 to August 1998, 93 patients with renal cell carcinoma invading the inferior vena cava were seen at our institution. Of… CONTINUE READING