What is the efficacy of resection in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Surgical resection of a solitary metastasis is recommended in selected patients with good performance status. A large retrospective analysis from a single institution revealed an improved cancer-specific survival advantage, even with resection of more than one metastatic lesion. The study also revealed increased risk of death from renal cell carcinoma in patients who did not undergo surgical resection of metastasis. [23] A study by Alt et al found that complete resection of multiple renal cell carcinoma metastases may be associated with long-term survival. [24]


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