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OBJECTIVES To present our experience in laparoscopic sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection in staging of clinically localized prostate cancer. METHODS From November 2001 to January 2005 laparoscopic SLN dissection was performed in 140 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer preceding radical prostatectomy. Mean preoperative prostate-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with prostate cancer, extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) yields a higher number of lymph node metastases (LNM) than standard pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) of the obturator fossa only. We describe our laparoscopic technique of extended lymph node dissection and provide the number and locations of positive lymph nodes(More)
Pelvic lymph node dissection is the only reliable method of staging for clinically localized prostate cancer. Despite the obvious prognostic advantages conferred by accurate staging, pelvic lymph node dissection is associated with significant morbidity and prolonged operative time. A substantial decrease in the sensitivity to lymph node metastasis occurs by(More)
We prospectively assessed patients' erectile function (EF) using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and a global assessment questionnaire (GAQ) following permanent 125I-brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer. Of 378 treated patients, 220 had a minimal 2-y follow-up and 131/220 were sexually active prior to brachytherapy, with an EF(More)
PURPOSE We present our series on the safety and long-term oncologic and functional outcomes of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy using renal artery perfusion for cold ischemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 94 patients who underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy at our center between August 2000 and September 2006, 28 procedures were performed using cold(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for hilar tumors is a cutting edge procedure for which little data is available in the current literature. OBJECTIVE To describe our technique and results of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal hilar tumors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Between April 2000 and September 2006, 94 partial laparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been successfully performed in selected patients. We assessed its applicability for use without imposing preoperative restrictions. METHODS The study consisted of a prospective and consecutive series of 126 patients. Tubeless PCNL was performed when perforation, residual stones, and significant(More)
INTRODUCTION Penile fracture is a rare injury, bearing potential impairment of erectile function if not treated. Patients with clinical presentation of a penile fracture commonly undergo early surgical exploration with the intention to repair a tunica albuginea tear. AIM We present a group of men who presented with a penile hematoma following trauma to(More)
OBJECTIVES Numerous publications from Europe and North America show an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer in past years with substantial differences within and among the different countries. This study aimed to evaluate testicular cancer incidence and other epidemiologic characteristics in Israel in recent years. METHODS Incidence data was(More)
With the developments achieved in recent years in laparoscopic surgery, the field has acquired a host of new techniques to achieve haemostasis, allowing the surgeon to tackle complex procedures. These techniques include physical modalities (as simple as compression or suturing and as sophisticated as endovascular staples), thermal modalities (such as(More)