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Active surveillance : Concept for renal cell carcinoma?
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PMID:  23616172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
More than 80 % of renal cell carcinomas are currently being detected incidentally by ultrasonic imaging and often affect elderly patients with substantial comorbidities. Surgical options cannot be applied in this cohort as routinely as in younger patients, as in some cases the perioperative risk factors may outweigh the risk of tumor-related death. In this context the concept of active surveillance for localized renal cell cancer in elderly patients is becoming increasingly important. The aim of active surveillance is to avoid surgery-related adverse effects and to achieve a controlled observation of tumor behavior with an option of delayed intervention in cases of aggressive clinical tumor features. This review sheds light on the current status of this strategy.
I Tsaur; D Schilling; A Haferkamp
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Urologe. Ausg. A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0563     ISO Abbreviation:  Urologe A     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1304110     Medline TA:  Urologe A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Goethe-Universität, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland,
Vernacular Title:
Active Surveillance : Strategie beim Nierenzellkarzinom?
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