Focal therapy in the management of small renal masses
Current Opinion in Urology, 08/08/2012
Laguna MDP et al. – Data confirm acceptable outcomes of focal therapy in the small renal masses treatment. Although these are inferior in terms of local control compared with partial nephrectomy, patients and tumor characteristics differ between treatments. Current data remain of low evidence but for some meta–analysis. Preliminary reports suggest the possibility to decrease radiation burden and bipolar radiofrequency and photodynamic therapy as focus of future interest.