Title: How Important Are Surgical Margins in Nephron-Sparing Surgery?
Authors: Van Poppel, Hendrik ×
Joniau, Steven #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Series Title: European urology supplements vol:6 pages:533-539
Abstract: Objectives: Nephron-sparing surgery has become the treatment of choice for small renal masses and also for renal cell carcinoma even in the presence of a normal contralateral kidney.
Whilst it is obvious that a complete excision is mandatory, the size of the margin remains debated.
Methods: An updated analysis of the available literature has been carried out by the authors.
Results: This analysis shows that frozen sections or final pathologic examination of the margins are not very useful and that a normal tissue margin of just >= 1 mm may be adequate to prevent local recurrence and disease progression from renal cell carcinoma.
Conclusions: The margin status is obviously more important than the margin size.
ISSN: 1569-9056
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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