How is clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) treated?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Ronald J Cohen, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCPA, FFPATH; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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Treatment for organ-confined CCRCC is primarily surgical, with partial nephrectomy usually considered for tumors smaller than 4 cm in diameter (stage pT1a) and radical nephrectomy for tumors larger than 4 cm. [97] Trials of cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small tumors have shown local recurrence rates of 5% and 12%, respectively, compared with 3% for partial nephrectomy. [98]


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