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Renal Tumor Anatomic Complexity: Clinical Implications for Urologists
Urol Clin North Am. 2017 May;44(2) :179-187
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Anatomic tumor complexity can be objectively measured and reported using nephrometry. Various scoring systems have been developed in an attempt to correlate tumor complexity with intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. Nephrometry may also predict tumor biology in a noninvasive, reproducible manner. Other scoring systems can help predict surgical complexity and the likelihood of complications, independent of tumor characteristics. The accumulated data in this new field provide provocative evidence that objectifying anatomic complexity can consolidate reporting mechanisms and improve metrics of comparisons. Further prospective validation is needed to understand the full descriptive and predictive ability of the various nephrometry scores.
1558-318x Joshi, Shreyas S Uzzo, Robert G Journal Article Review United States Urol Clin North Am. 2017 May;44(2):179-187. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2016.12.004. Epub 2017 Mar 14.