Salvage robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for the management of renal cell carcinoma following failed stereotactic radiotherapy

Michael A. Gorin, Vladislav Gorbatiy, Charles Glenn, Samir P. Shirodkar, Scott M. Castle, Merce Jorda, Raymond J. Leveillee

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Nephron-sparing surgery is currently the standard of care for the management of small renal masses. While both neoadjuvant and adjuvant conventional external beam radiotherapy have failed to demonstrate an oncologic benefit for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, more recent work aims to explore the utility of stereotactic radiotherapy. We present the case of a 70-year-old woman who failed primary treatment of a small renal mass with the CyberKnife radiotherapy system and describe her successful salvage treatment with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. This case demonstrates the safety of robotic surgery for the management of renal tumors following failed stereotactic radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012



  • CyberKnife
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy
  • Salvage treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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