Nephrectomy

Surgical options for kidney cancer clarified

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Surgery is often the first step in treating kidney cancer, and new data questions whether removing only the tumor is better than removing the entire kidney.

Kidney-cancer surgery more precise with robotic ultrasound

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Using robotic ultrasound probes for identification of kidney tumors during robotic partial nephrectomy offered the advantage of surgeon autonomy compared with the use of laparoscopic ultrasound probes.

"ICE" is key to new kidney-sparing cancer surgery

A surgical technique known as intracorporeal cooling and extraction (ICE) may reduce the need for conventional open surgery in kidney cancer.

"LESS" painful form of laparoscopy proven in kidney cancer

Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for removal of a cancerous kidney led to a less painful recovery than did traditional multiport laparoscopy.

2002 to 2008 Saw Increase in Partial Nephrectomy Use

2002 to 2008 Saw Increase in Partial Nephrectomy Use

For patients with renal masses, use of partial nephrectomy increased from 15.3 to 24.7 percent.

Wilms' tumour: Assessing and managing nephroblastoma

Reviews the clinical features and diagnosis of Wilm's tumor, as well as management and follow up

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