Renal tumors in geriatric patients have clinical, pathological, and imaging features similar to those in younger patients. The growing number of incidentally detected renal tumors, especially small ones, raises the issue of how best to treat these lesions since they have a low metastatic potential and a good long-term prognosis. These factors make the “watchful waiting” option a reasonable approach in selected cases, especially in patients who are elderly and/or poor surgical candidates, although, for these cases, the surveillance must be continued to minimize the risk of progression.

Renal Tumors in the Elderly

POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto;ZAMBONI, Giulia;
2013

Abstract

Renal tumors in geriatric patients have clinical, pathological, and imaging features similar to those in younger patients. The growing number of incidentally detected renal tumors, especially small ones, raises the issue of how best to treat these lesions since they have a low metastatic potential and a good long-term prognosis. These factors make the “watchful waiting” option a reasonable approach in selected cases, especially in patients who are elderly and/or poor surgical candidates, although, for these cases, the surveillance must be continued to minimize the risk of progression.
Aging; Degenerative changes; Geriatrics; Metabolic disease; Renal Tumors; Imaging
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