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BACKGROUND Long-term oncologic and functional outcomes after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) for bladder cancer (BCa) are lacking. OBJECTIVE To report oncologic and functional outcomes in a cohort of patients who have completed a minimum of 5 yr and a maximum of 8 yr of follow-up after RARC and extracorporeal urinary diversion. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
We describe a novel approach for the localization of tissue abnormalities during minimally invasive surgery using a force-sensitive wheeled probe. The concept is to fuse the kinaesthetic information from the wheel-tissue rolling interaction into a pseudocolor rolling mechanical image (RMI) to visualize the spatial variation of stiffness within the internal(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the early complications of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RARC) with extracorporeal ileal conduit or orthotopic (Studer) bladder reconstruction using the Clavien Classification, the management of these complications, and possible preventive measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Detailed data on all patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND The use of robotic technology for laparoscopic prostatectomy is now well established. The same cannot yet be said of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RARC), which is performed in just a few centres worldwide. OBJECTIVE We present our technique and experience of this procedure using the da Vinci surgical system. DESIGN,(More)
Transperineal prostate biopsy is re-emerging after decades of being an underused alternative to transrectal biopsy guided by transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). Factors driving this change include possible improved cancer detection rates, improved sampling of the anteroapical regions of the prostate, a reduced risk of false negative results and a reduced(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate, in a simulated suturing task, individual surgeons’ performance using three surgical approaches: open, laparoscopic and robot-assisted. subjects and methods: Six urological surgeons made an in vitro simulated vesico-urethral anastomosis. All surgeons performed the simulated suturing task using all three surgical approaches (open,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a protocol for transperineal sector biopsies (TPSB) of the prostate and present the clinical experience of this technique in a UK population. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of a single-centre experience of TPSB approach was undertaken that preferentially, but not exclusively, targeted the peripheral zone of the prostate(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the views of experts about the development and validation of a robotic surgery training curriculum, and how this should be implemented. MATERIALS AND METHODS An international expert panel was invited to a structured session for discussion. The study was of a mixed design, including qualitative and quantitative components based on(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last 10 years, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has become increasingly popular as witnessed by an increased number of publications. However, there is still little known about the long-term oncologic outcomes of this technique. The aim of this study is to assess the oncologic outcomes of patients who underwent RARP at least(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the experience and views regarding live surgical broadcasts (LSB) among European urologists attending the European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Society (ERUS) congress in September 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS An anonymous survey was distributed via email inviting the participants of the ERUS congress with experience of LSB(More)