debulking nephrectomy

debulking nephrectomy

The excision of a kidney with renal cell carcinoma which has already metastasised. Post-metastasis debulking nephrectomies have been shown to improve survival; interferon therapy for such cases may not further improve survival.
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It is likely that debulking nephrectomy leads to a significant decrease in circulating immunosuppressive molecules and allows the immune system to mount a temporary response contributing to improved survival in some patients.