Title: Is there a place for conservative surgery in the treatment of renal carcinoma?
Authors: Van Poppel, Hendrik ×
Claes, H.
Willemen, P.
Oyen, Raymond
Baert, Luc #
Issue Date: Feb-1991
Publisher: E & S Livingstone
Series Title: British journal of urology vol:67 issue:2 pages:129-33
Abstract: Since 1981, 31 patients have undergone conservative surgery for malignant renal tumours and have been followed up for at least 2 years. The techniques included enucleation or resection (wedge resection or partial nephrectomy). In 10 patients the indications for kidney-sparing surgery were absolute, while in the remainder the conservative surgical approach was a deliberate choice. The tumours varied in diameter from 1.3 to 12 cm and no metastases were detected on pre-operative screening. One patient died post-operatively from myocardial infarction. In the remaining 30 there were no local recurrences. Two patients died from skeletal metastases (1 with bilateral malignancy) and 2 underwent surgery in the post-operative period for haemorrhagic complications. The efficacy of conservative surgery in the local control of renal cancer is an argument in favour of its wider use.
ISSN: 0007-1331
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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