A recent paper, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that percutaneous ablation using heat or cold may result in similar outcomes to those of radical nephrectomy in preselected older patients with early stage renal cell carcinoma (T1a RCC).

Percutaneous ablation also results in less long-term renal insufficiency and fewer surgical complications.

When compared to partial nephrectomy, percutaneous ablation might impact survival, but has fewer surgical complications.

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