Multiple nephron-sparing procedures in solitary kidney with recurrent, metachronous, nonfamilial renal cell carcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patients with metachronous bilateral renal cell carcinoma pose a significant challenge given the high mortality of renal cell carcinoma and the poor quality of life should dialysis become necessary. In addition, patients may be subject to morbidity due to potential multiple treatments of the multifocal renal tumors. We present the case of a 71-year-old woman with multifocal, bilateral clear cell carcinoma who maintained a minimal change in serum creatinine after undergoing unilateral radical nephrectomy, subsequent percutaneous radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous cryoablation, laparoscopic cryoablation, and open partial nephrectomy for recurrent renal cell carcinoma in a solitary kidney.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nosnik, IP; Mouraviev, V; Nelson, R; Polascik, TJ

Published Date

  • December 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1343.e1 - 1343.e3

PubMed ID

  • 17141824

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2006.09.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States