• Comparison of two core biopsy techniques before and after laparoscopic cryoablation of small renal cortical Neoplasms
    with M. D. Truesdale, A. C. Mues, S. Sartori, C. N. Casazza, G. W. Hruby, L. R. Harik, K. K. Badani, A. Pérez-Lanzac, and J. Landman
    Introduction: Cryoablation is an acceptable treatment option for small renal cortical neoplasms. Unlike extirpative interventions, intraoperative needle biopsy is the only pathologic data for ablated tumors. It is imperative that sampled tissue accurately captures pathology. We studied the optimal intraoperativeneedle core biopsy protocol for small RCN during laparoscopic renal cryoablation. Methods: Patients with RCN<4cm underwent intraoperative biopsy during LCA. Four biopsy cores were taken p…Read more