In situ partial nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma with level II vena cava extension in a solitary kidney

Matthew K. Tollefson, Akira Kawashima, Michael L. Blute

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Abstract

The presence of renal cell carcinoma within a solitary kidney and vena cava extension presents complex management and surgical decisions for the treating urologist. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first case of partial nephrectomy and level II caval thrombectomy within a solitary kidney. Accessory renal veins were identified preoperatively using a three-dimensional, multidetector row computed tomography scan and preserved intraoperatively, allowing complete oncologic resection without compromising renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882.e1-882.e2
JournalUrology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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