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J Urol. 1999 Jan;161(1):33-4; discussion 34-5.

Partial nephrectomy for unilateral renal carcinoma and a normal contralateral kidney: 10-year followup.

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  • Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The long-term results of partial nephrectomy for unilateral renal tumors in patients with a normal contralateral kidney are presented.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 70 patients with incidentally discovered renal carcinoma underwent partial nephrectomy between 1979 and 1997. End points were local recurrence-free and disease-free survival.

RESULTS:

Median followup was 10 years (range 1 to 19). Of the 70 patients 69 (98.5%) had no local recurrence and 68 (97%) survived free of metastasis. Overall survival was 93%. Two patients died of metastatic kidney cancer and 3 died of other causes. Average tumor size was 3 cm. and most lesions (94%) were stage T1 or T2.

CONCLUSIONS:

Partial nephrectomy achieves the long-term local control and cure of small renal tumors in patients with a normal contralateral kidney.

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10037361
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