Adam C. Calaway

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OBJECTIVES To establish a minimal lymph node yield (LNY) necessary for accurate staging in a high risk cohort, since no consensus exists as to the optimal extent of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) needed during radical prostatectomy in high risk patients. To investigate the impact of an extended PLND on urinary and sexual function. PATIENTS AND(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the kidney is a rare and benign condition often confused with renal malignancy based on clinical presentation and radiologic evaluation that has commonly been treated with nephrectomy. Utilizing renal mass biopsy to help diagnose and guide therapeutic intervention is increasing but has not been universally adopted(More)
OBJECTIVE It is critical to differentiate between a multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) and a kidney with severe hydronephrosis as the treatment varies significantly. We designed a study to compare renal ultrasound (RUS) to nuclear medicine (NM) scan in the diagnosis of MCDK, in order to determine if RUS can be used for the definitive diagnosis of MCKD(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare pseudocapsule (PC) properties of clear cell renal cell carcinoma tumors removed via both traditional partial nephrectomy (PNx) and enucleative techniques as well as quantify the difference in volume of normal renal parenchyma removed between groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of clear cell PNx specimens between 2011(More)
PURPOSE Renal tumor enucleation allows for maximal parenchymal preservation. Identifying pseudocapsule integrity is critically important in nephron sparing surgery by enucleation. Tumor invasion into and through the capsule may have clinical implications, although it is not routinely commented on in standard pathological reporting. We describe a system to(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of obesity on patients developing wound complications within 30 days of open and robotic radical prostatectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). METHODS Patients undergoing radical prostatectomy in 2011 to 2012 were identified from NSQIP, which is a multi-institutional database of(More)
INTRODUCTION Nephron-sparing surgery is most crucial for patients with a small renal mass in a solitary kidney. Historically, a minimally invasive approach in this setting has been discouraged. Tumor enucleo-resection, long established in the management of hereditary renal tumor syndromes, is currently being evaluated as a viable surgical technique in the(More)
Active surveillance of prostate cancer patients involves subjecting them to multiple prostate biopsies, and we sought to investigate the effects of this on functional outcomes after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Between May 2009 and December 2009, 367 patients who consecutively underwent RARP by a single surgeon were divided into two(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditionally, a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) has been obtained in patients diagnosed with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) because of published vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) rates between 10%-20%. However, with the diagnosis and treatment of low grade VUR undergoing significant changes, we questioned the utility of obtaining a VCUG in(More)
OBJECTIVE To explain differences over time between operative approach and surgeon type for adrenal surgery in the USA. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis was performed on all patients undergoing adrenalectomy between 2002 and 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Patients undergoing concurrent nephrectomy were excluded. Surgeon(More)