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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-67

Cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma


Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University's JN Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Rajendra B Nerli
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University's JN Medical College, Belgaum 590 010, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.115472

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Renal cell carcinoma is the most lethal urologic malignancy. Up to 30% of patients with kidney cancer have metastatic disease and 30% of those treated for local or locally advanced disease progress to metastases. Radical nephrectomy is the standard treatment for the management of nondisseminated kidney cancer, but the role of cytoreductive nephrectomy in patients with metastatic disease is controversial.


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