Prognostic impact of muscular venous branch invasion in localized renal cell carcinoma cases Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Kidney Neoplasms
  • Muscle Neoplasms
  • Renal Veins
  • Vascular Neoplasms

abstract

  • Patients with muscular venous branch invasion have an outcome inferior to that in patients with pT1-2 disease. This confirms the adverse prognosis of muscular venous branch invasion and supports pathological up-staging. The prognosis of muscular venous branch invasion is similar to that of renal vein invasion, although we cannot exclude the possibility of a difference. Our findings underscore the importance of close patient followup and careful pathological assessment of the nephrectomy specimen.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3437930

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2010.08.084

PubMed ID

  • 21074196

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 37

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 185

number

  • 1