Probability of Ten-Year Survival in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Salagierski, Maciej; Salagierski, Marek; Salagierska-Barwińska, Anna; Sosnowski, Marek
April 2008
Urologia Internationalis;Apr2008, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p335
Academic Journal
Metastatic renal cancer has a very poor prognosis and constitutes a challenge to uro-oncologists. We present a patient who in the 10 years following the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma developed nine consecutive metastases in as many sites. He was operated on eleven times in different departments and received systemic therapy. We performed two percutaneous radiofrequency ablations of the cancer mass in the remaining kidney, which gave him the possibility of preserving renal function and we used the ablation technique to coagulate the metastatic mass in the psoas muscle. Furthermore, we executed an adrenalectomy and removed the ablated kidney tumor. The patient’s long-term survival, as well as the various applications of radiofrequency ablation, would seem to be worth reporting. Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel


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