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OBJECTIVES Penile augmentation surgery is a highly controversial issue due to the low level of standardisation of surgical techniques. The aim of the study is to illustrate a new technique to solve the problem of enlarging the penis by means of additive surgery on the albuginea of the corpora cavernosa, guaranteeing a real increase in size of the erect(More)
Perineal floor training and perineal biofeedback allow to reach a good improvement of clinical discomfort in the treatment of stress and urge urinary incontinence. The aim of this study is the real evaluation of the benefit due to a 6 week perineal biofeedback and pelvic floor training (PFT) versus PFT alone. 8 female patients have been treated with a 6(More)
PURPOSE We describe a select group of asymptomatic patients with fragments and dust 3 months after extracorporeal treatment, who were followed to evaluate the long-term outcome and therapeutic implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 129 patients with dust and residual fragments (less than 4 mm.) at 3 months was re-examined at 12 months, and 95 were(More)
INTRODUCTION Most surgical therapies used to date for Peyronie's disease produce good results but cause penis retraction. The authors propose a personal surgical technique that makes use of an intracavernous cylinder, soft but axially rigid in consistency, in association with tunical relaxing incisions and saphenous vein grafting, in this exact sequence. (More)
In male patients routine examination for urethral disease includes retrograde and anterograde urethrography and urethroscopy. In the patients underwent radical cystectomy, detection of cancerous cells in the urethral washing suggest cancer relapse. Nowadays we can achieve a sonographic study of the anterior male urethra, using a superficial high frequency(More)
A potential complication of prostatic adenomectomy and TURP is urinary incontinence. The incidence of this problem ranges from 0.1 to 1%. we reviewed our experience with 15 patients who were incontinent between 10 to 24 months after prostatectomy. We treated these patients with bladder training. At first, patients were evaluated for the type and extent of(More)
Penile lengthening and thickening techniques can be performed in different ways for treatment of congenital penile hypoplasia and dysmorphophobia in terms of aesthetics or function. Particularly for penile lengthening, a combination of surgery and stretcher device is suggested. Surgery for lengthening comprises three different stages: suture with plane(More)
The treatment of ureteral stones has undergone a radical change in the last 15 years. First, the increased use of endoscopic procedures and then the introduction of extracorporeal lithotripsy relegated traditional surgery to a marginal role for this type of disorder. The best available treatment modality for ureteral lithiasis, particularly distal ureteral(More)
AIMS We report about two cases of thyroid metastases, with neoplastic thrombosis of the jugular vein, originating from a renal clear cell carcinoma and arising respectively 5 and 18 years after the original nephrectomies. MAIN RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS The first patient had also a synchronous transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and a poorly(More)
From May 1991 to December 1996, 326 patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer were enrolled in a multicentre, randomised, phase III clinical trial with four arms. Patients were randomised to receive chemotherapy according to the FEC regimen (5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 500 mg/m2, epidoxorubicin (EPI) 75 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide (CFA) 500 mg/m2,(More)