Adenocarcinoma Occurring in a Solitary Kidney

  • S. A. Brosman
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Although many instances of adenocarcinoma occurring in the solitary kidney have been reported in the English literature, it has only been in recent years that the natural history and therapeutic options for this condition have been evaluated. To compare survival, prognosis and therapy, patients can be divided into three categories. The first group consists of those in whom one kidney was originally removed for a benign disease or those born with a solitary kidney. The second group includes patients in whom one kidney was removed at a previous time because of cancer (asynchronous renal carcinoma). The third group includes patients who have bilateral renal carcinoma at the time of diagnosis (synchronous renal carcinoma).


Renal Artery Benign Disease Renal Carcinoma Solitary Kidney Contralateral Kidney 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Brosman
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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