Bilateral Renal Masses with Different Histopathology Subtypes Treated by Laparoscopic Right Partial Nephrectomy and Bilateral Cryoablation-Results at 5 Years Follow-UpSeguin Samuel1, Michel Carmel1, Claudio Jeldres1, Rabia Temmar2, Bui The Bao3 and Sabbagh Robert1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sabbagh Robert
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Urology
Division, Université de Sherbrooke Centre Hospitalier
Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Canada
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Received Date: October 02, 2015 Accepted Date: November 10, 2015 Published Date: November 15, 2015
Citation: Samuel S, Carmel M, Jeldres C, Temmar R, Bao BT, et al. (2015) Bilateral Renal Masses with Different Histopathology Subtypes Treated by Laparoscopic Right Partial Nephrectomy and Bilateral Cryoablation-Results at 5 Years Follow-Up. Diagn Pathol Open 1:101. doi: 10.4172/2476-2024.1000101
Copyright: © 2015 Samuel S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We present the case of a 54 year old man with a synchronous mass on each kidney with different renal cell carcinoma (RCC) subtypes and a normal renal function. He categorically refused to undergo radical nephrectomy and open partial nephrectomies. He underwent a laparoscopic right partial nephrectomy and then percutaneous CTguided bilateral cryoablation. A second percutaneous CT-guided course of cryoablation on the right mass was performed at 6 months post cryoablation for recurrence. Both chest and abdomen CT-Scan at 60 months follow up did not reveal any local recurrence or distant metastasis.
Although cryoablation is a feasible treatment option for RCC, the authors do not recommend it as a first line therapy in an otherwise healthy patient with normal renal function.