Purpose: We investigated the usefulness of the modified RENAL nephrometry (mRN) scoring system for predicting post-cryotherapy renal function in patients with T1a renal mass. Patients and Methods: A total of 75 patients with a T1a renal mass were enrolled. The mRN score was determined based on the tumor size, the tumor’s exophytic/endophytic properties, the tumor’s nearness to the collecting system, and the anterior/posterior location of the kidney. The change in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (ΔeGFR) was calculated as follows: ΔeGFR = 100 × ([pretreatment eGFR − eGFR at 6 months after cryotherapy]/pretreatment eGFR). Based on the ΔeGFR results, we classified the patients into two groups: a preserved renal function group (ΔeGFR < 10%) and an impaired renal function group (ΔeGFR ≥ 10%). We then analyzed the relationships between the mRN score and ΔeGFR and between the mRN score and the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage. Results: The mean ΔeGFR for all patients was 5.5%. The mRN scores of the preserved renal function group (5.8 ± 0.3) were significantly lower than those of the impaired group (7.4 ± 0.3) (p < 0.001). When the mRN score cutoff value was set at 7 points, the mRN had 67.7% sensitivity, 72.7% specificity, 61.8% positive predictive value (PPV), 76.1% negative predictive value (NPV), and 70.7% accuracy for predicting impaired renal function. For predicting a deterioration of CKD stage, the mRN had 92.9% sensitivity, 67.2% specificity, 39.4% PPV, 97.6% NPV, and 72% accuracy. Conclusion: Our newly proposed modified RENAL nephrometry score was suggested to be useful for predicting renal function after renal cryotherapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine