Radical nephrectomy is carried out for kidney cancer. It involves removal the kidney within its surrounding fascia (of Gerota), and the adrenal gland. Partial nephrectomy may be recommended where it is possible to preserve the ipsilateral renal tissue without compromising adequate excision of renal pathology. New technologies for ablation of renal masses include radiofrequency and cryotherapy, using needle probes placed in the target tissue. Radiofrequency ablation delivers a monopolar alternating electric field directly to the target tissue, generating heat and causing tissue necrosis. Cryotherapy uses a sequence of freeze-thaw cycles to induce tissue necrosis. The long-term oncological equivalence of these minimally invasive treatments to conventional surgery is not yet established: however, they may suitable in some patients where the risks and potential complications of surgery would be unacceptable. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are not used in the treatment of kidney cancer.
For further advice on renal surgery and renal mass ablation, please call us on +44 (0)20 3651 6065 to book an appointment, with Mr. Mark Feneley at The London Clinic, 120 Harley Street, London, W1G 7JW.
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