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J Urol. 1984 Sep;132(3):450-4.

Bilateral renal cell carcinoma and renal cell carcinoma in the solitary kidney.


We report on 43 patients with renal cell carcinoma in a solitary kidney, 39 of whom underwent a potentially curative resection. Of 36 patients who had a nephron salvaging procedure only 4 required ex vivo surgical resection. The survival curves of patients with solitary or bilateral lesions are similar, and depend more on the adequacy of tumor resection and tumor stage than on the fate of the contralateral kidney. Crude survival in this series was 64 per cent for patients followed for more than 1 year.

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