Acute kidney injury after partial nephrectomy: transient or permanent kidney damage?—Impact on long-term renal function

Giuseppe Rosiello, Umberto Capitanio, Alessandro Larcher


Partial nephrectomy represents the gold standard treatment for cT1 renal masses (1,2). Indeed, several studies demonstrated the superiority of nephron-sparing approach relative to radical approach, with respect to long-term renal function (3,4). Despite the lack of experimental data, multiple observational investigations described important clinical consequences related to such functional benefit. For example, the clinical sequelae of such benefit range from lower cardiovascular morbidity to potential survival benefit (5-7).