Nonradiological Treatment for Renal Tumors



Traditionally, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been approached surgically via an open, flank approach with the goal of extirpation via nephrectomy. Recently, technical improvements stemming from a better understanding of the natural history of RCC have altered the approach to localized RCC, shifting treatment towards minimally invasive techniques and nephron-sparing surgery. Additionally, the benefit of cytoreductive surgery and metastasectomy has been realized in the era of antiangiogenic therapy for RCC. Herein, we review the most current trends in the surgical treatment of localized and metastatic RCC.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Artery Inferior Vena Cava Renal Tumor Partial Nephrectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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