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We report a case of coexisting amyloid and neoplasm in a localized ureteral lesion. This case also represents the third reported instance of sequential bilateral ureteral amyloidosis. Right nephroureterectomy revealed amyloid and an in situ focus of low grade transitional cell carcinoma. Three years later amyloid in the distal left ureter was resected and… (More)
We made a retrospective study of 20 men, aged fifty or under, with adenocarcinoma of the prostate to evaluate presenting symptoms, stage, grade, and therapeutic results. Sixty-five percent were found to have extracapsular spread of disease (Stage C or D). The therapy used was one or a combination of three types: radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We evaluated the incidence of tumor recurrence following hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (HALNU) for the treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. METHODS The medical records of consecutive patients who underwent HALNU by a single surgeon (CW) between October 2001 and May 2005 were reviewed. The ureter was… (More)
We present a 35-year-old woman with symptomatic urolithiasis in an intrathoracic kidney. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was successfully performed after ureteroscopy failed because of the unusual length of the ureter associated with the kidney position. We report the first case of percutaneous nephrolithotomy of an intrathoracic kidney.