Partial Nephrectomy: Contemporary Outcomes, Candidate Selection, and Surgical Approach

Emil Kheterpal, Samir S. Taneja

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


    Localized kidney cancer is ideally managed with surgical extirpation. Historically renal cell carcinoma has been treated with radical nephrectomy, but partial nephrectomy has become increasingly used because of a growing body of evidence demonstrating equivalent oncologic control and a potential benefit in overall survival. In this article, the authors demonstrate that partial nephrectomy carries excellent oncologic efficacy. They additionally review the growing indications for partial nephrectomy and factors influencing candidate selection. The authors also compare the relative outcomes of open and minimally invasive techniques. Several factors influence outcome, and surgeon experience should dictate the choice of technique.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)199-210
    Number of pages12
    JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - May 2012


    • Candidate selection
    • Outcomes
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Renal cell carcinoma
    • Renal ischemia
    • Technique

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Urology


    Dive into the research topics of 'Partial Nephrectomy: Contemporary Outcomes, Candidate Selection, and Surgical Approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this