The Particulars: Metabolic syndrome has been shown in previous studies to be predictive of complications following liver and knee surgeries. The impact of metabolic syndrome on complications after genitourinary oncologic surgeries remains unknown.

Data Breakdown: For a study, investigators calculated the overall complication rates and identified predictors of complications among patients who underwent radical cystectomy, nephrectomy, and prostatectomy. Metabolic syndrome was not predictive of complications in cystectomy or prostatectomy patients. However, it was a significant predictor of complications in radical nephrectomy.

Take Home Pearl: Metabolic syndrome appears to be an independent risk factor for complications following radical nephrectomy, but not radical cystectomy or prostatectomy.