Preoperative metastatic status, level of thrombus and body mass index predict overall survival in patients undergoing nephrectomy and inferior vena cava thrombectomy

BJU International, 04/26/2012

Important predictors of outcome in patients undergoing nephrectomy with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma with tumour thrombus include preoperative body mass index, level of IVC tumour thrombus, and metastatic status at time of surgery.

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