When is en bloc excision of adjacent structures during surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) indicated?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Answer

In the absence of distant metastatic disease with locally extensive and invasive tumors, adjacent structures such as bowel, spleen, or psoas muscle may be excised en bloc during radical nephrectomy.


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