Interventional radiology

Khalid Enver and David Breen

in Renal Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562312
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607402 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Interventional radiology

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• Percutaneous renal mass biopsy can aid in establishing a diagnosis, thus reducing the likelihood of unnecessary treatment for benign disease • Small renal tumours can be successfully treated by image-guided ablation techniques, such as radio- frequency ablation and cryotherapy. Early follow-up data is promising • Preoperative embolization can reduce the risk of complications from nephrectomy for renal cancer • Embolization is also of benefit in the palliation of renal cancer and its metastases.

Chapter.  3360 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Oncology

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