+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

The changing evolution of renal tumours: a single center experience over a two-decade period

, : The changing evolution of renal tumours: a single center experience over a two-decade period. European Urology 45(4): 490-3; Discussion 493-4

Objectives: To study the evolution of renal tumours treated in a single institution over a 2-decade period. Material and Methods: 729 patients surgically treated due to a renal tumour were included in this study. Age at diagnosis, gender, tumour size, TNM stage, percentage (%) of benign tumours, type of treatment, histologic subtype and mode of presentation were compared over 3 periods (1984-1992, 1993-1997, and 1998-2003). Results: During the period of the study, the median tumour size decreased from 7.5 to 6 cm while the rate of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) increased from 1.6 to 19.6% and from 3.1 to 46.9% in all tumours and in tumours measuring less than 4 cm respectively. In this former group, the percentage of benign tumours increased from 6.3 to 15.2% while the percentage of radical nephrectomies decreased from 100% to 54.2%. Conclusion: We are treating today a great amount of small good prognosis renal tumors as well as an increasing percentage of benign tumours. In both cases, expanding the role of NSS will significantly reduce the rate of useless radical nephrectomies.


PMID: 15041114

DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2003.12.015

Other references

Bouillaguet, S.; Schütt, A.; Marin, I.; Etechami, L.; D.S.lvo, G.; Krejci, I., 2003: Replacement of missing teeth with fiber-reinforced composite FPDs: clinical protocol. The concept of minimally invasive preparation protocols has resulted in reduced loss of critical tooth structures and maintenance of optimal strength, form, and aesthetics. While various treatment options have been described for single-tooth repla...

Holland M.J., 1971: Purification and characterization of aspartic beta semi aldehyde dehydrogenase functional homology with glyceraldehyde 3 phosphate dehydrogenase. Dissertation Abstracts International B Sciences & Engineering: 1352-B-1353-B

Rathjens Carl, 1951: Una resena de geomorfologia alpina; Ein Grundriss der alpinen Geomorphologie. A summary of the principal factors in the geomorphologic development of the Alps.

Nicholson, H.B., 1961: The development of the market for Saligna Gum. This species now supplies (in millions of cu. ft. of round timber annually) ca. 45 for mining; 4.764 for sawn timber (including laminated boards, boxwood, and flooring blocks); 5.125 for paper and fibreboard; 7-8 for rayon; and 1.25 for treated po...

Sujatha, V.Venkata., 2012: Forgotten intrauterine devices presenting with pre- and postmenopausal bleeding: a case series. We present two cases of retained intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs). The first presented with perimenopausal bleeding and dysmenorrhoea and the symptoms were resolved following the removal of an IUCD. The second presented with postmenopaus...

Rossi, R., 1961: Considerations on a case of ileocecocolic invagination caused by benign tumor of the small intestine (fibroma). L' Ospedale Maggiore 49: 18-29

Lugassy, C.; Dickersin, G.R.; Christensen, L.; Karaoli, T.; Lecharpentier, M.; Escande, J.P.; Barnhill, R.L., 1999: Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies of the periendothelial matrix in human melanoma: Evidence for an amorphous matrix containing laminin. Angiogenesis and the extracellular matrix are fundamental to tumor progression from in situ to invasive and metastatic disease. Laminin, a major glycoprotein integrated into basement membranes, is observed in angiogenesis and tumorigenesis. A rece...

Romanov, M.N.; Price, J.A.; Dodgson, J.B., 2003: Integration of animal linkage and BAC contig maps using overgo hybridization. The alignment of genome linkage maps, defined primarily by segregation of sequence-tagged site (STS) markers, with BAC contig physical maps and full genome sequences requires high throughput mechanisms to identify BAC clones that contain specific...

Reyes-Ruiz, J.Mauricio.; Limon, A.; Korn, M.J.; Nakamura, P.A.; Shirkey, N.J.; Wong, J.K.; Miledi, R., 2013: Profiling neurotransmitter receptor expression in the Ambystoma mexicanum brain. Ability to regenerate limbs and central nervous system (CNS) is unique to few vertebrates, most notably the axolotl (<italic>Ambystoma sp.</italic>). However, despite the fact the neurotransmitter receptors are involved in axonal regen...

Khalil, K.Fatima.; Saeed, W., 2008: Swyer-James-MacLeod Syndrome. This case report describes a patient with Swyer-James-MacLeod Syndrome (SJMS) in an adult male diagnosed on the basis of findings on X-ray chest, high resolution CT (HRCT) of chest and radionuclide perfusion lung scan. This rare syndrome is consid...