Tommy Kjærgaard Nielsen

Long-term survival of patients treated with laparoscopic cryoablation for small renal tumours

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Cryoablation of small renal tumours was initially introduced more than two decades ago and has been practiced at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) since 2005. The modality aims to offer a minimal invasive approach, while maintaining an oncological outcome comparable to that of partial nephrectomy.
Cryoablation was initially performed as a laparoscopic assisted procedure, but has in recent years evolved into a CT-guided procedure in most cases.
We present a long-term survival analysis of patients that underwent laparoscopic assisted cryoablation (LAC) of biopsy proven small renal tumours.

A retrospective review of 184 patients who during a 9-year period underwent LAC for a biopsy proven small renal tumour at AUH.

A total of 179 patients were included in the study. The mean image follow-up time was 44 months (IQR 19-62).
A total of 21 patients (12%) were diagnosed with initial unablated tumour, 5 patients (3%) were diagnosed with local recurrence and 5 patients (3%) were diagnosed with metastatic disease. The estimated 3 and 5-year disease-free survival rate was 85% and 79%. The estimated 3 and 5-year overall survival rate was 89% and 82%.

Regarding the cancer-free survival analysis 83% had no event in the follow-up period, 21% had incomplete ablation and both local reccurrence and metastatic disease represented 3%. However, a large proportion of recurrence was within the first year and might represent incomplete ablation.
The overall survival analysis shows 128 (71%) patients still alive at the conclusion of the analysis, 4% (n=6) cancer specific deaths and 25% died of other courses.

We present long term survival data of patients treated with laparoscopic cryoablation. The disease free survival is excellent, but the kaplann-meier plot reveals that incomplete ablation warrants close follow-up.
This is the longest survival data that has been presented after laparoscopic cryablation.
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedNUF 2019 - , Island
Varighed: 5 jun. 2019 → …


KonferenceNUF 2019
Periode05/06/2019 → …

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