Extracorporeal stereotactic radiosurgery for small renal masses

Gino J. Vricella, Nicholas A. Boncher, Lee E. Ponsky

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Over the past decade we have witnessed both a grade and stage migration for renal cell carcinoma. This shift in clinicopathology has been met with a paradigm shift in the treatment of these renal mass lesions. This trend has evolved from laparoscopic extirpation to needle-based and now extracorporeal ablation. At the forefront of the extracorporeal, minimally invasive treatment modalities is radiosurgical ablation. Still in its inaugural phase, renal radiosurgery is devoid of any long-term studies; however, short-term studies thus far show enormous potential. Herein we present the current status of radiosurgical ablation of small renal masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Kidney cancer
  • Minimally invasive
  • Radiation
  • Radiosurgery


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