Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Kidney Tumors

Obi Ekwenna, Rajan Ramanathan, Raymond J. Leveillee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has emerged as an alternative modality for treatment of small renal tumors. The increasing use of imaging studies has allowed for early detection of renal tumors and the advent of minimally invasive nephron-sparing approaches. The use of percutaneous RFA achieves acceptable oncologic and functional outcomes when compared to partial nephrectomy, the "gold standard" in managing small renal masses. Percutaneous RFA is safe and cost-effective in treating renal tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmith's Textbook of Endourology
Subtitle of host publication3rd Edition
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1444335545, 9781444335545
StatePublished - Jan 5 2012


  • Ablative technology
  • Nephron-sparing surgery
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation
  • Small renal tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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