Modern system of evaluation of kidney tumor (review)
Summary. Radiologic evaluation of kidney tumors prior to nephron-sparing surgery is a complex and multifactorial process. New nephrometry scoring systems (PADUA, R.E.N.A.L., C-index system and D-A-P nephrometry) have emerged recently that allow for systematic and quantitative assessment of kidney tumors. Nephrometry systems achieve two primary goals: methodological analysis of tumor location and standardization of reporting of tumor data. Secondary goals of nephrometry scoring are to predict success of partial nephrectomy, risk of postoperative complications, and functional and oncologic outcomes. Based on a literature review, the paper presents comparative characteristics of different tumor assessment systems, their advantages and disadvantages.
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