Laparoscopic and image-guided radiofrequency ablation of renal tumors: Patient selection and outcomes

Scott M. Castle, Vladislav Gorbatiy, Obi Ekwenna, Raymond J. Leveillee

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Abstract

Multiple modalities exist for the management of small renal tumors, including active surveillance, extirpation (radical nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy), and ablative therapies. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an alternative to extirpative surgery for renal tumors. This article presents the current literature on RFA for renal tumors. We reviewed 28 RFA series in the English literature from 2003 to 2010 to assess patient selection, biopsy, renal outcomes, and oncologic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent urology reports
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Kidney
  • Laparoscopic
  • Minimally-invasive
  • Nephron-sparing
  • Percutaneous
  • Radiofrequency
  • Renal mass
  • Renal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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