What is the role of renal angiography in the preoperative workup for partial nephrectomy nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Reza Ghavamian, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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In the unusual case in which the above studies fail to provide adequate imaging, conventional renal angiography can be of considerable value. Oblique views of the kidney may further delineate the segmental arteries. An important component of renal angiography is the venous phase of the study. Complete delineation of the renal arterial and venous vasculature is essential in the setting of a centrally located tumor in a solitary kidney.

Chest radiography is indicated as a routine preoperative test.


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