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MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA
A Journal on Nephrology and Urology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2007 June;59(2):159-65
Minimally invasive management of renal cancer
Colombo J. R. Jr., Kaouk J. H.
Section of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Glickman Urological Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
In the last two decades, the diagnosis and treatment of renal cancer were influenced by new technologies and surgical techniques. The new radiologic methods had a major impact in detecting smaller and asymptomatic tumors, while the minimally invasive options have offered a low-morbidity and high-efficacy individualized treatments to the patients, based on tumor characteristics and associated comorbidities. Herein we present a contemporary review of the minimally invasive approaches to the renal cancer, supported by the large experience with these therapeutic methods at the Cleveland Clinic.