Ali Ahanian

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PURPOSE Laparoscopy is the gold standard approach for management of some adrenal masses in adult cases. Still there have not been many findings in case of children. We present our experience with clipless laparoscopic adrenalectomy in pediatric cases for the first time. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2007 to January 2011, thirteen laparoscopic(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been the preferred procedure for the removal of large renal stones in Iran since 1990. Recently, we encountered a series of devastating neurologic complications during PCNL, including paraplegia and hemiplegia. There are several reports of neurologic complications following PCNL owing to paradoxical air(More)
PURPOSE To present the safety and surgical outcomes of the initial series of mini-laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy and graft outcomes in related recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2012 through July 2012, fifty patients underwent minilaparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Two 3.5 mm trocars were inserted above and lateral to the umbilicus for(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) by literature review and pooling analysis, and this is the first report of the experience of using this approach in a patient with a history of radiotherapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Five patients with VVF, including one with a history of cervical(More)
PURPOSE To describe mini-laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (MLDN). In this novel approach, we used 3.5 mm trocars in usually visible parts of the abdomen. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 27-year-old man underwent MLDN. The first trocar was placed transumblically, which is used for videoscope. Two 3.5 mm trocars were placed above and lateral to the umbilicus and were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of autologous single-donor fibrin glue after tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-three patients were planned for tubeless PCNL in a prospective cohort study and randomized in two groups with or without using fibrin glue. Randomization method was based on the computer-generated random(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in horseshoe kidneys with calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1995 and 2005, we performed PCNL in 9 patients with horseshoe kidney. In 3 of them, there was a single calculus and the rest had multiple calculi in the pelvis and at least 1 in the calyxes.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, potential risk factors and management of delayed post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) bleeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS Records of 2512 patients who had undergone PCNL from April 2008 to April 2011 were reviewed retrospectively. The prevalence of delayed post-PCNL hemorrhage and correlation of(More)
Advocates of supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) consider several theoretical advantages for this procedure. Despite the potential advantages of the supine PCNL, the majority of urologists have remained reluctant to perform this technique. This reluctance may be related to successful outcomes of prone PCNL and technical difficulties associated with(More)
PURPOSE To assess the surgical outcomes and peri- and postoperative complications following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in high- and low-risk patients according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the patient records of 2,281 cases older than 18 years who had undergone PCNL in the 3 previous(More)