Benjamin J. Challacombe

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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)
CONTEXT Minimally invasive radical cystectomy (MIRC) techniques for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (BCa) are being increasingly applied. MIRC offers the potential benefits of a minimally invasive approach in terms of reduced blood loss and analgesic requirements whilst striving to provide similar oncologic efficacy to open radical(More)
To analyse studies validating the effectiveness of robotic surgery simulators. The MEDLINE(®), EMBASE(®) and PsycINFO(®) databases were systematically searched until September 2011. References from retrieved articles were reviewed to broaden the search. The simulator name, training tasks, participant level, training duration and evaluation scoring were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the largest single series of renal transplant patients (adults and children) with urolithiasis, assess the risk factors associated with urolithiasis in renal transplant recipients, and report the outcome of the multimodal management by endourological and open procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of all patients undergoing renal(More)
We describe the first case of salvage robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for local recurrence after external beam radiotherapy. A 50-year-old man initially underwent combined external beam radiotherapy and hormonal treatment for Stage T2a prostate adenocarcinoma. The prostate-specific antigen level was 10.5 ng/mL, and the Gleason score was 3+3. Two(More)
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)
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)
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)