Nephrectomy: The MD Anderson Cancer Center ExperienceUroToday.com – Cytoreductive nephrectomy has prior to administration of systemic therapy shown to provide a significant survival advantage in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma . The morbidity of these operations can be significant, where operative complications or rapid progression of the disease may prevent some patients about to receive systemic therapy. Primary tumors in these patients tend to be bulky, with venous extension and retroperitoneal adenopathy, but there remains a subset of patients who could without locally advanced phenotype that present accessible laparoscopic approaches. Here Matin and colleagues from the MD Anderson Cancer Center report on their experience with laparoscopic cytoreductive nephrectomy in selected patients with metastatic RCC..
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