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      We appreciate the insightful comments from Dr. Russo underlining the need for careful consideration regarding the optimal management strategy for newly diagnosed renal masses. Given the prevalence of comorbid conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes, among adults in the United States and the growing use of cross-sectional imaging, urologists increasingly encounter adults with renal malignancy and preexisting chronic kidney disease (CKD). Consideration of both operative and non-operative interventions based on the size and location of the renal mass, competing comorbidities, expected renal function outcomes, and life expectancy remains prudent.
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