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      Bilateral Nephrectomy and Dialysis as an Option for Patients with Bilateral Renal Cancer

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Renal cancer, Dialysis, Bilateral nephrectomy

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          Six patients who underwent bilateral nephrectomy for renal carcinoma were placed on maintenance dialysis; of these, 1 patient had a renal transplant. A 5-year 44% survival of these patients was observed. We feel that radical nephrectomy followed by chronic dialysis is a reasonable alternative and offers a fair prognosis to patients with bilateral renal cancer in which partial nephrectomy is not possible.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1988
          1988
          09 December 2008
          : 49
          : 2
          : 150-153
          Affiliations
          Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., USA
          Article
          185042 Nephron 1988;49:150–153
          10.1159/000185042
          3288889
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Bilateral nephrectomy, Renal cancer, Dialysis

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