Partial Nephrectomy May Improve Survival

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Partial nephrectomy, whether open or laparoscopic, may lead to better overall survival and fewer health problems after surgery in patients with kidney tumors smaller than 4 cm, according to a newly published study.

The findings are based on a study with 1,682 Medicare patients from 20 regions in the United States. John Schieszer has the story in today's Medical Minute.

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