Small Renal Tumors Overview And Management By Active Surveillance

The increasing incidence of renal cell carcinoma has occurred in all age groups and in all clinical stages, but the greatest increase has been observed in localized tumors, which increased by 3.7% per year from 1973 to 1998.

There are numerous reports that the incidentally detected lesions are on average smaller and present at an earlier stage than those detected in symptomatic patients.

Small asymptomatic tumors are more frequently benign. If proven to be renal cell carcinoma, they are on average lower grade than symptomatic ones.

0 0

Post a comment