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Renal Carcinoma - Management Of The Small Renal Mass - Observation Not Treatment (Society Of Urologic Oncology Meeting)

August 26, 2017

ORLANDO, FL (UroToday) - Dr. Robert Uzzo argued for observation in many renal masses. Despite the fact that kidney cancer is a lethal disease, it is also heterogeneous. Despite the fact that kidney cancer is a lethal disease, it is also heterogeneous. He performed a meta-analysis to compare partial nephrectomy, cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation or surveillance. The data showed that the patients selected for surgery were typically younger. Follow-up in the literature is twice as long (33 months) compared to cryotherapy or RFA. Relative risk of local recurrence was 7-fold for cryotherapy and 18-fold for RFA. Despite this, very few of the tumors metastasized.

In his series one-third of small renal masses do not grow by 3 years. This is likely due to many being benign. Lesions