Parenchyma-conserving surgery for renal cell carcinoma

K Taari, J O Salo, S Rannikko, P Kärkkäinen, S Nordling, T Lehtonen
Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae. Supplementum 1993, 206: 54-8
Between 1969 and 1992, 32 patients underwent conservative surgery (partial nephrectomy or enucleation) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Elective parenchyma-conserving surgery (n = 10) was done in patients with small, peripheral kidney tumors and a normal contralateral kidney. Cancer in a solitary kidney, bilateral tumors, dysfunctional contralateral kidney or chronic renal failure were imperative indications (n = 22) for conservative surgery. In the elective group the tumors were 15-100 mm (mean 37 mm) in diameter, in the imperative group 5 to 200 mm (mean 41 mm). The follow-up was 0.2-192 months (mean 48.7 months). Nine of 22 (41%) patients in the imperative group have died of RCC. There were no renal cancer related deaths in the elective group. The 5-year cause-specific survival rates for the elective and imperative groups were 100% and 46%, respectively. Two patients in the elective group have died of unrelated causes. Local recurrences developed in three of 22 patients in the imperative group after a mean of 5.4 years; two of them had von Hippel-Lindau disease with bilateral RCC. Conservative surgery seems to be a feasible option in small peripheral kidney tumors.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"