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RCC, Lumbotomy, Nephrectomy
Bilateral synchronous renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is uncommonly encountered. Debate exists among urologists in managing these cases in a single surgery versus staged surgeries. We aim to report our experience in managing encountered cases using single-stage surgeries. Retrospective collection of cases with pathologically confirmed RCC that had single-stage bilateral renal surgery over the past 2 years. Three cases were identified. Patients were managed using bilateral transverse lateral lumbotomy. All patients did not have intraoperative or postoperative complications. Kidney function stayed stable after surgery. Single-stage bilateral renal surgery is a safe procedure. Bilateral transverse lateral lumbotomy allows for a fast and safe surgery with minimal complications. There is a possible histological disconcordance in bilateral synchronous RCC.
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