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Right Radical Nephrectomy

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Doctor diagnosed to have right renal cell carcinoma. Aged 75 years male. Advised to remove the right kidney. Is it the right treatment? Will there be any problem for the remaining kidney? CT scan shows "Right sided heterogenous enhancing lesion measuring 89 x 56 x 60 mm (AP x RL x CC) seen. Lesion is seen in relation to upper pole the kidney. Superior most portion of the lesion has exophytic component in the anterior aspect, in rest of the lesion exophytic component is posterior to the kidney. Renal parenchyma is effaced & mildly anteriorly displaced. Right adrenal gland could not be distincly visualised. Suspicious tiny (3 to 4 mm ) lymph nodes seen in relation to lesion." Please guide us.
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replied February 28th, 2017
Yes, since the lesion is a malignant lesion and is a large lesion, nephrectomy is the best option here.


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