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BACKGROUND The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) risk tables and the Spanish Urological Club for Oncological Treatment (CUETO) scoring model are the two best-established predictive tools to help decision making for patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The aim of the current study was to assess the… (More)
The aim of our study was to determine the urodynamic basis for the observation that aging women report comparable benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptom scores as age-matched men. Sixty-seven women (mean age, 60.4 +/- 1.5 years; mean +/- standard error of the mean) and 70 age-matched men (mean age, 63.7 +/- 0.9 years; P > 0.05) entered this prospective… (More)
Data on the interrelationships of bladder compliance (BC), detrusor instability (DI), and bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) in elderly men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are scarce and were therefore assessed in this study. Principle inclusion criteria for this study were men aged > or = 50 years suffering from LUTS as defined by an International… (More)
Introduction. (11)C-choline-PET/CT is a promising technique for detection/restaging of patients with biochemical failure (BF) after curative therapy for prostate cancer (PCA). The aim of this paper was to evaluate the PSA response in patients with BF after radical prostatectomy (RP) who underwent secondary lymphadenectomy (LAD) due to (11)C-choline-PET/CT… (More)
BACKGROUND In pT1-T3N0 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) patients, multi-modal therapy is inconsistently recommended. The aim of the study was to develop a prognostic tool to help decision-making regarding adjuvant therapy. METHODS We included 2145 patients with pT1-3N0 UCB after radical cystectomy (RC), naive of neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy.… (More)
OBJECTIVES To show the wide spectrum of computed tomography (CT) findings in blunt renal trauma and to correlate them with consequent therapeutic implications. METHODS This article is the result of a literature review and our personal experience in a level II trauma centre. Here we describe, discuss and illustrate the possible CT findings in blunt renal… (More)
A case of primary malignant melanoma of the urethra in a 60-year-old male is presented. Despite multiple adverse prognostic factors and against expectations, after a follow-up of 5.5 years he is still alive.
Perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms (PEComa) are rare mesenchymal tumors that can occur in any part of the body and have unpredictable pathological behavior. They are usually benign, but may be malignant. We present a case of malignant PEComa of the pelvic retroperitoneum treated with radical surgery.