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Treatment approaches to small renal masses in patients of advanced age (≥75 years)
1 Department of Urology, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Urology, Liv Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
3 Department of Urology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2018; 44: 281-286
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2018.04829
Key Words: Elderly; nephrectomy; renal mass; survival
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The elderly population is increasing in Turkey and across the world. With the frequent use of imaging modalities, the detection rate of coincidental small renal mass has also increased. Since small renal masses are generally not malignant, most of them can be followed up by active surveillance. In the current study, we examined the treatment options that can be offered to elderly patients with small renal masses. The optimum treatment method for patients of advanced age presenting with renal masses should be determined based on the presence of comorbidities such as age, renal function, and tumor characteristics.

Cite this article as: Özcan MF, Altınova S, Atan A. Treatment approaches to small renal masses in patients of advanced age (≥75 years). Turk J Urol 2018; 44: 281-6.

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