Partial Nephrectomy Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Reza Ghavamian, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Which factors support the use of partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

How much literature is available to support the use of partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

Which renal lesions are most amenable to treatment with partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What are the benefits of partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) in the treatment of inconclusive solid renal masses?

What are the goals of partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) in the treatment of solid renal masses?

When is partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) indicated in the treatment of renal masses?

What is the anatomy of the kidney, in relation relevant to partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What are contraindications for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the intraoperative role of ultrasonography in partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of inferior and superior venacavography in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

How is the vasculature of the kidney and the tumor assessed in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of renal angiography in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of PET scanning in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of biopsy in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

Treatment

What is included in preoperative care prior to partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What are the surgical options for performing a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What are considerations when performing a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) to treat renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

How is partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) performed?

What is included in postoperative care following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

Which factors increase the risk for complications following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

How is hemorrhage treated following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

How is a urinary fistula treated following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

How is renal insufficiency treated following a partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

How are infections treated following partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What are the reported outcomes of partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

What is the role of minimally invasive procedures in partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?