Renal Tumors

  • Andreas Mahnken
  • Joseph Tacke
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 167)

9.6 Summary

The treatment of RCC is rapidly changing. The introduction of minimally invasive thermal ablation techniques offers a safe and accurate alternative to open surgery in the treatment of renal tumors. Because of its technical benefits, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation took the lead among these minimally invasive techniques. Supported by convincing results from experimental studies, patient data prove this procedure to be safe and efficient. As a minimally invasive and nephron-sparing technique, it is well suited for patients with a single kidney, multiple tumors, or contraindications for open surgery.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Radiofrequency Ablation Renal Tumor Partial Nephrectomy Thermal Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Mahnken
    • 1
  • Joseph Tacke
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity Hospital, RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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