Andrea Minervini

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BACKGROUND A new edition of the TNM was recently released that includes modifications for the staging system of kidney cancers. Specifically, T2 cancers were subclassified into T2a and T2b (< or =10 cm vs >10 cm), tumors with renal vein involvement or perinephric fat involvement were classified as T3a cancers, and those with adrenal involvement were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of radiographic studies, ureteroscopy, biopsy, and cytology in predicting the histopathology of upper-tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1998 to 2006, 46 upper-tract lesions were diagnosed ureteroscopically and underwent nephroureterectomy, and 30 of them were subjected to direct(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative, pathological and functional outcomes in two contemporary, large series of patients in different institutions and who underwent open partial nephrectomy (OPN) or robot-assisted PN (RAPN) for suspected renal tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a retrospective, multicentre, international, matched-pair analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the oncological outcomes of patients who underwent elective partial nephrectomy (PN) or radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinically organ-confined renal masses ≤7 cm in size (cT1). PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 3480 patients with cT1N0M0 disease were extracted from a multi-institutional database and analyzed retrospectively. (More)
BACKGROUND Some reports have suggested that nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) may protect against cardiovascular events (CVe) when compared with radical nephrectomy (RN). However, previous studies did not adjust the results for potential selection bias secondary to baseline cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE To test the effect of treatment type (NSS vs RN) on the(More)
To compare surgical results, morbidity and positive surgical margins rate of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN). This is an observational multicenter study promoted by the “Associazione GIovani Laparoscopisti Endoscopisti” (AGILE) no-Profit Foundation, which involved six Italian urologic centers. All(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to analyze the role of perineural invasion (PNI) as a predictive parameter of outcome after radical prostatectomy (RRP) in pathologically organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) and to assess its possible correlation with other well-known prognostic features. PATIENTS AND METHODS At our institution between January 2000 and(More)
BACKGROUND The oncologic safety of blunt tumor enucleation (TE) of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) depends on the presence of a continuous pseudocapsule (PS) around the tumor and on the possibility of obtaining negative surgical margins (SMs). OBJECTIVE To investigate the PS and SMs after TE to define the real need to take a rim of healthy parenchyma around(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of penile prosthesis surgery for different types of prosthesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The notes of 447 men who had 504 penile prosthesis implanted between August 1975 and December 2000 were evaluated. Of the prostheses inserted, 393 were malleable, 81 were three-piece inflatable and 30 were self-contained hydraulic(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 10-20% of recurrences in patients treated with nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) develop beyond 5 yr after surgery (late recurrence). OBJECTIVE To determine features associated with late recurrence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 5009 patients from a multicenter database comprising 13 107 RCC patients(More)