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Title: Renal cell carcinoma: imaging and therapy.
Authors: Bolton, Damien M;Wong, Peter;Lawrentschuk, Nathan
Affiliation: University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia. damienmb@unimelb.edu.au
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2007
Citation: Current Opinion in Urology; 17(5): 337-40
Abstract: The increasing use of ultrasound and computerized tomography has led to over 50% of renal cell carcinomas being incidentally detected. With an increasing number of small and asymptomatic tumors being identified it is particularly important for an accurate diagnosis to be reached via available imaging modalities to permit selection of patients for surgical treatment. The identification of patients suitable for management via nephron-sparing surgery is a key issue.Advances in imaging have focused on the ability to distinguish malignant from nonmalignant tumors. Advanced assessments have aimed to identify the cancer subtype preoperatively in order to limit the requirement for surgery in carcinomas with low metastatic potential. Improved staging of renal tumors with magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography has allowed more accurate preoperative assessment and planning of treatment for both organ-confined and extensive renal tumors. Radioimmunoscintigraphy and radioimmunotherapy also offer potential for therapeutic intervention at an antigen-directed level.More accurate matching of therapeutic options to newly diagnosed renal carcinomas is now possible with contemporary imaging techniques in order to limit morbidity of surgical treatment. The potential for urologists to progress to treatment of renal malignancies via advanced radiographic techniques is fast approaching.
Internal ID Number: 17762627
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10429
DOI: 10.1097/MOU.0b013e3282e7d87b
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17762627
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Carcinoma, Renal Cell.diagnosis.surgery
Catheter Ablation
Cryosurgery
Diagnostic Imaging.methods
Humans
Kidney Neoplasms.diagnosis.surgery
Laparoscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Staging
Nephrectomy
Patient Selection
Positron-Emission Tomography
Radioimmunodetection
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Urologic Surgical Procedures.methods
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