A decade of surgically removed small renal masses in the Netherlands: characteristics and trends in type of surgery and pathologic reporting

I.P.E.D. Kümmerlin, F.J.W. Kate, ten, H. Wijkstra, A.H. Zwinderman, J.J.M.C.H. Rosette, de la, M.P. Laguna

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Abstract

Purpose: To assess nationwide the pathologic characteristics and trends in type of surgery and pathologic reporting in surgically managed renal tumors =4cm. Materials and Methods: A review of all pathologic reports of primary small renal masses operated on in the Netherlands during the period 1995 to 2005 was performed. The data source was a nationwide central archive of histocytopathology (Patologisch Anatomisch Landelijk Geautomatiseerde Archief). Tumors were stratified into three groups: =2, 2.1 to 3.0, and 3.1 to 4.0cm. Age, sex, type of operation, and tumor pathology were analyzed. For renal-cell carcinomas, grade (3-tiers Fuhrman) and stage (2002 Tumor, Node, Metastasis) were assessed. Trends in type of surgery (radical or partial nephrectomy [PN]) and pathologic reporting during the study period were analyzed. Results: Of all operated primary kidney tumors, 25.3% were =4.0cm. The mean age of the patients was 63.1 years (standard deviation 11.7), and the male/female ratio was 3:2. Only 7.5% were benign tumors, and 9.8% were locally advanced (=T3). Tumors =3.0cm were more likely to be benign (P=0.006) and of lower stage (P=
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1675-1679
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Kümmerlin, I. P. E. D., Kate, ten, F. J. W., Wijkstra, H., Zwinderman, A. H., Rosette, de la, J. J. M. C. H., & Laguna, M. P. (2010). A decade of surgically removed small renal masses in the Netherlands: characteristics and trends in type of surgery and pathologic reporting. Journal of Endourology, 24(10), 1675-1679. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2009.0623