Title: The indications for partial nephrectomy in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma
Authors: Joniau, Steven ×
Vander Eeckt, Kathy
Van Poppel, Hendrik #
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Series Title: Nature clinical practice. Urology vol:3 issue:4 pages:198-205
Abstract: Partial nephrectomy is performed more frequently for small, incidentally discovered, low-stage renal tumors. Importantly, one should distinguish the imperative indications for such surgery from the relative and elective indications, while taking contraindications to nephron-sparing surgery into account. The main advantage of partial nephrectomy over radical nephrectomy is the avoidance of renal insufficiency; the major disadvantages include the possibility of local recurrence and perioperative complications. In this article, the literature on nephron-sparing surgery was reviewed in order to put the management of renal cancer into a modern perspective.
ISSN: 1743-4270
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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