Saving Nephrons: Current Surgical Options in Partial Nephrectomy


  • David Wetherell University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, 3084, Victoria, Australia
  • Kiran Manya University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, 3084, Victoria, Australia
  • Nathan Papa University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, 3084, Victoria, Australia
  • Danny Chui University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Austin Health, Melbourne, 3084, Victoria, Australia
  • Nathan Lawrentschuk Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin Health, Melbourne, 3084 Victoria, Australia



Kidney, neoplasms, surgery, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy


 Partial nephrectomy has become the 'gold standard" for treatment of suspicious renal masses when surgery is required. The advantages in terms of renal preservation without compromising cancer control are well accepted provided lesions are carefully selected. The challenge now is to improve upon patient selection for partial nephrectomy, optimising the surgical technique and also considering how to reduce ischaemic time to the kidney that will remain. This article explores such issues and summarises the current status of partial nephrectomy.


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How to Cite

David Wetherell, Kiran Manya, Nathan Papa, Danny Chui, & Nathan Lawrentschuk. (2012). Saving Nephrons: Current Surgical Options in Partial Nephrectomy . Journal of Analytical Oncology, 1(1), 95–102.