Does the Unexpected Presence of Non-organ-confined Disease at Final Pathology Undermine Cancer Control in Patients with Clinical T1N0M0 Renal Cell Carcinoma Who Underwent Partial Nephrectomy?

Capitanio U., Stewart G. D. , Klatte T., AKDOĞAN B. , Roscigno M., Marszalek M., ...More

EUROPEAN UROLOGY FOCUS, vol.4, no.6, pp.972-977, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.euf.2017.02.020
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN UROLOGY FOCUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.972-977


Background: A non-negligible proportion of individuals diagnosed with cT1 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are upstaged to pT3a at final pathology. Few data on oncological outcomes for these patients are available to determine whether partial nephrectomy (PN) might jeopardise cancer control.