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of T1 tumours. In support of this, AQP3 has been shown to play an emerging role in other malignancies such as gastric adenocarcinoma. Moreover, abnormalities of chromosome 9p, where the AQP3 gene is located, are also commonplace in TCC, adding extra evidence for a role for AQP3. Taken together, this is the first description of a potential role for AQP3 in(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) represents an established treatment modality for localised prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE To report standardised complication rates for LRP, evaluate the development of complication rates over time, and show changes within the learning curves of laparoscopic surgeons. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We(More)
BACKGROUND Use of an augmented reality (AR)-based soft tissue navigation system in urologic laparoscopic surgery is an evolving technique. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a novel soft tissue navigation system developed to enhance the surgeon's perception and to provide decision-making guidance directly before initiation of kidney resection for laparoscopic partial(More)
Die häufigste Ursache einer Harnleiterverletzung ist iatrogen (75%) meist im Zusammenhang mit gynäkologischen oder chirurgischen Eingriffen im kleinen Becken. In 66% wird die Diagnose verspätet (Tage bis Wochen) gestellt. Das fehlen einer Hämaturie schließt eine Harnleiterverletzung nicht aus, da 30% aller Ureterverletzungen keine Mikro- oder Makrohämaturie(More)
The most common cause of iatrogenic injuries to the ureter (75%) is a gynecological or surgical pelvic procedure. The diagnosis of ureteral injuries is delayed in 66% (after days or weeks). Lack of hematuria is an unreliable sign to exclude injury, since 30% of all ureteral injuries do not even demonstrate microscopic hematuria or classic clinical symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the results of laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation with a previous series of open surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared ten patients who underwent laparoscopic vesicopsoas-hitch with (n=4) or without Boari-flap (n=6) technique for ureteral obstructions with ten patients treated by open ureteroneocystostomy for similar(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Despite increasing laparoscopic expertise in reconstructive surgery, open procedures still represent the gold standard. Robot-assisted techniques increasingly replace laparoscopy. However, laparoscopy is also developing: by improvement of ergonomics, new instruments, and techniques further reducing access trauma. We evaluated the actual(More)
INTRODUCTION An unusual case of isolated synchronous solitary gastrocnemius muscle metastases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is reported. A review of the literature with particular emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic approaches is also included and discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS A complete review of the English literature using MEDLINE was performed(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the predictive validity (ability to correlate to real-life environment) and efficacy of a training programme for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), based on a structured and progressive pelvitrainer component with hands-on clinical training in the operating room (OR). METHODS Prospective data on 500 LRP cases were analysed with(More)
[1] Zimskind PD, Fetter TR, Wilkerson JL. Clinical use of long-term indwelling silicone rubber ureteral splints inserted cystoscopically. J Urol 1967;97:840–4. [2] Saltzman B. Ureteral stents. Indications, variations, and complications. Urol Clin N Amer 1988;15:481–91. [3] Liatsikos E, Kallidonis P, Kyriazis I, et al. Ureteral obstruction: is the full(More)