Saving nephrons: Current surgical options in partial nephrectomy

David Wetherell, Kiran Manya, Nathan Papa, Danny Chui, Nathan Lawrentschuk

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Partial nephrectomy has become the 'gold standard" for treatment of suspicious renal masses when surgery is required. The advantages in terms of renal preservation without compromising cancer control are well accepted provided lesions are carefully selected. The challenge now is to improve upon patient selection for partial nephrectomy, optimising the surgical technique and also considering how to reduce ischaemic time to the kidney that will remain. This article explores such issues and summarises the current status of partial nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Analytical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Kidney
  • Neoplasms
  • Nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Surgery

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