Renal anatomy, physiology and its clinical relevance to partial nephrectomy

Francesco Rocco, Gabriele Cozzi

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Nowadays, partial nephrectomy can be considered the gold standard for the treatment of localized renal tumors with a diameter of 4 cm or less (stage T1a).1Some authors affirm that there is no difference in the outcome even if the size is 7 cm or less (stage T1b)2: nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) guarantees local cancer control in the large majority of the patients, with preservation of renal function in those with elective indications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781848828001, 9781848827998
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Renal function
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Surgical margins
  • Warm ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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