Mari et al identified factors predictive of postoperative complications following a partial nephrectomy. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple institutions in Italy.

Patient selection: partial nephrectomy


Postoperative complications included: hemorrhage requiring transfusion, urinary fistulas, acute renal failure, pneumothorax, respiratory complications, cardiac complications, deep vein thrombosis


Predictors from multivariate analysis:

(1) ECOG score 1 to 4

(2) preoperative anemia

(3) open surgical approach


The risk for complications increase with the number of risk factors.

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