Title: The case against fine-needle aspiration cytology for small solid kidney tumors
Authors: Goethuys, H ×
Van Poppel, Hendrik
Oyen, Raymond
Baert, Luc #
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Series Title: European urology vol:29 issue:3 pages:284-7
Abstract: Conservative renal cell cancer surgery in elective conditions can be applied if the tumor is solitary and well delineated on the CT scan and easily resectable within a rim of healthy parenchyma. A number of solid tumors will prove not to be malignant on definite pathological examination. The radiological preoperative differential diagnosis of a small renal mass is not always obvious. The efficacy of fine-needle aspiration cytology in recognizing the pathology of the tumor before surgery is limited and major complications have been reported. Moreover, it can render a conservative surgical procedure less safe. Thus fineneedle aspiration cytology is not recommended if conservative surgery is planned, unless renal involvement by metastasis or lymphoma is suspected.
ISSN: 0302-2838
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
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