Management of Renal Carcinoma—A Questionnaire Survey
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
British Journal of Urology
Volume 55, Issue 6, pages 591–594, December 1983
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RITCHIE, A. W. S. and CHISHOLM, G. D. (1983), Management of Renal Carcinoma—A Questionnaire Survey. British Journal of Urology, 55: 591–594. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1983.tb03382.x
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2008
Summary— Questionnaires on the management of renal carcinoma were returned by 134 British urologists. Analysis revealed that ultrasound is used, as a routine investigation, by 93% of the respondents, whereas abdominal CT scanning is used routinely by only 16%.
Renal arterial embolisation is used by 60% of respondents; a further 12% indicated that, having tried the technique, they had given it up. Of 81 surgeons using embolisation, 44% were hopeful that it offered systemic benefit to the patient and 54% delay nephrectomy after embolisation. Regression of metastases following treatment was reported by 58 surgeons.
Details of metastatic regression in 60 patients revealed that pulmonary metastases were involved in 83%. Embolisation featured in the management of only 11 such patients.