What is the AUA treatment recommendations for a T1 renal mass in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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In patients with a T1 renal mass, the AUA management guideline recommends prioritizing partial nephrectomy, as it minimizes the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or CKD progression and is associated with favorable oncologic outcomes, including excellent local control c [20]

Thermal ablation is a less invasive treatment option that may be preferable in the patient at high surgical risk, but it is associated with a higher risk of local tumor recurrence compared with surgical excision. Biopsy is recommended for all patients undergoing thermal ablation.

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