Bilateral renal cell carcinoma operated as right radical nephrectomy and left partial nephrectomy with histopathologically confirmed R0 resection


  • Syed Aadil Shadaab Andrabi Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J and K
  • Syed Mushtaq Ahmad Shah Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J and K



Bilateral, Radical nephrectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Oncologic outcome, Renal function


Bilateral renal tumors remain relatively uncommon, accounting for 1-5% of patients with renal cell carcinoma. Most sporadic renal cell carcinomas are unilateral and unifocal. Bilateral involvement can be synchronous or asynchronous and is found in 2-4% of sporadic renal cell carcinomas. We report a case of 70 years old male who was incidentally found to have bilateral renal masses. Right sided radical nephrectomy and left partial nephrectomy was performed. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed clear cell carcinoma and confirmed R0 resection. The patient was discharged on 7th postoperative day.


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