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PURPOSE The supine position has potential advantages over the prone position for percutaneous nephrolithotripsy but it is neglected by most urologists. We analyzed the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy with the patient in a modified supine position. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study 88 consecutive patients underwent(More)
We report two cases of a pseudoaneurysm of the internal pudendal artery with arteriovenous fistula after extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. The clinical presentation was delayed recurrent hematuria and urinary retention that necessitated bladder clot evacuation. Subsequent arteriography detected the vascular abnormality and a superselective(More)
INTRODUCTION This work evaluates the results of ureteroscopic treatment of impacted ureteral stones with a pneumatic lithotripter. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 1997 to May 2002, 42 patients with impacted ureteral stones were treated by retrograde ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy. Twenty-eight patients were female and 14 were male. The stone size(More)
PURPOSE: Animal bites to the external genitalia are rare. We retrospectively evaluated our experience with treating genital trauma caused by animal attacks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the medical records of 10 patients treated in the surgical emergency department at our hospital who presented with genital injury caused by an animal bite from 1983 to(More)
PURPOSE To compare the perioperative complication rate obtained with the transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (TLRP) and with the extraperitoneal LRP (ELRP) during the learning curve (LC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data of the initial 40 TLRP (Group 1) were retrospectively compared with the initial 40 ELRP (Group 2). Each Group of patients was(More)
UNLABELLED Stress urinary incontinence is a problem that is prevalent in women, and its treatment with minimally invasive techniques using synthetic materials has increased recently, although the procedure has also brought increased occurrence of specific complications such as vesical and urethral perforations. We describe 11 cases of endoscopic correction(More)
To report on the largest series of laparoscopic ureterocalicostomies done for complicated upper urinary obstruction. We retrospectively reviewed the data from 6 transperitoneal laparoscopic ureterocalicostomies performed in our institution from January 2008 to January 2012. Symptomatic complicated upper urinary obstruction was the main reason for all the(More)
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the first choice for the treatment of most urinary stones. Complications of ESWL can be separated into two groups: those related to the administration of the shock waves and those related to fragmentation and elimination of the stone's particles. We report a rare case of splenic trauma followed by abscess(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the safety and feasibility of transcontinental telementored and telepresence surgery, we report on two procedures carried out with participation by surgeons in Baltimore in the United States and São Paulo and Recife in Brazil. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over a period of 3 months, a laparoscopic bilateral varicocelectomy and a(More)