Key clinical point: Patients with unifocal cystic renal cell carcinoma have an excellent prognosis for both active surveillance and following surgery when evaluated with a standardized radiologic threshold of greater than 50% cystic.
Major finding: There was no evidence of tumor recurrence or metastasis from cRCC at a median follow-up of 5.4 years, and seven patients died of other causes.
Study details: Retrospective single-center study that looked at outcomes and clinicopathologic and oncologic features of 138 cases of cystic renal cell carcinoma.
Disclosures: The study was supported by the Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers and an NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. There were no author disclosures listed.
Source: Hakimi A et al. J Urol. 2018 Feb 26 doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.3087.
Hakimi A et al. J Urol. 2018 Feb 26 doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.3087.
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