Renal ablative therapy: Radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation

Jay D. Raman, David W. Hall, Jeffrey A Cadeddu

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Abstract

Widespread use of cross-sectional imaging has contributed to an increase in diagnosis of small renal masses. While extirpation has historically been the "gold standard" for managing such tumors, thermal ablation is increasingly utilized as primary surgical therapy. Contemporary series suggest that ablative procedures maintain oncologic outcomes similar to extirpation while minimizing patient morbidity. As more renal masses are diagnosed in elderly or comorbid patients, ablation will likely assume a central role in management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-644
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume100
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2009

Keywords

  • Cryoablation
  • Kidney
  • Nephron-sparing surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
  • Thermal ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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