What is the prevalence of inferior vena cava involvement in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Approximately 5% of patients with renal cell carcinoma have inferior vena caval involvement. In these cases, the NCCN guideline states that radical nephrectomy is preferred, and for stage II and III renal tumors, it is the standard of care. [20]


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