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Urology. 2004 Aug;64(2):377-8.

Simultaneous thoracoscopic wedge resection of a solitary lung nodule and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a renal mass.

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Department ofUrologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2765, USA.


Approximately 33% of patients with renal cell carcinoma will present with metastases. Patients have a reported 35% 5-year survival rate in instances in which nephrectomy and surgical resection of a solitary metastasis have been performed. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy has become an increasingly viable option in the treatment of some renal cancers. We report a case in which a patient had a solitary lung nodule in the workup for a renal mass. This patient underwent combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic resection of both the lung nodule and the renal mass in the same setting.

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