Bjørn Brennhovd

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PURPOSE We examined the sensitivity and specificity of Hexvix (PhotoCure ASA, Oslo, Norway) hexyl aminolevulinate (HAL) fluorescence cystoscopy in patients with superficial bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 52 patients (38 men and 14 women) with a mean age of 72 years were investigated. HAL hydrochloride (100 mg dissolved in 50 ml phosphate(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for metastases is considered controversial. Multicenter retrospective study was performed to gain new knowledge in this issue. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1997 till November 2008, 41 adrenalectomies were performed during follow-up of the patients operated for malignant tumors. The median age was 64 (52-77)(More)
UNLABELLED Several authors have previously reported that transrectal prostate biopsy has a false-negative rate of 20-30%, and that a number of prostate cancers missed on transrectal biopsy can be detected by transperineal biopsy. It has also been shown that most of these tumours are located anteriorly in the prostate gland. The present study showed a high(More)
We evaluated six alternative methods of prostate volume determination by transrectal ultrasound, three based on planimetry and three based on measurement of prostate diameters. Prostate volume measurements were made on an average of 6.5 occasions over a 3 y period on 41 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, using standard techniques. We defined the(More)
Objective. Ewing's sarcoma of the kidney is rare and is usually found in young adults. We present here a single case study of Ewing's sarcoma found in an elderly man. Material and methods. A 73-year-old man underwent routine surgery for hydrocoele of the testis. He developed urinary obstruction symptoms, and radiological examinations revealed a tumour in(More)
We report the case of a 68-year-old man who had previously undergone heart transplantation and pelvic irradiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma and who was under active surveillance for prostate cancer. In response to his increased prostate-specific antigen levels and elevated Gleason score, he was offered robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
OBJECTIVE To optimize the indication for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy according to tumour size in penile carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 23 consecutive patients (median age 65 years; range 49-85 years) with primary penile carcinoma classified according to the TNM classification as stage T1-T3 who were identified as(More)
Laparoscopic surgery (LS) for resectable adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) has been questioned due to uncertainty with regard to long-term oncological outcome. We analyzed the experience with LS compared to open surgery (OS) at Oslo University Hospital (OUH). Material and methods. Between 1998 and 2011 32 patients were identified with ACC stage I-III operated(More)
OBJECTIVE Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been investigated as an alternative treatment for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in situ (CIS), also known as Bowen's disease. Atypia of the squamous epithelium is graded, with the most severe atypia being equivalent to CIS. CIS on the penis is regarded as a premalignant condition and is seen either in isolation(More)
To determine the accuracy and assess the clinical significance of surface-coil 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of locally advanced prostate cancer (PCa). Between December 2007 and January 2010, we examined 209 PCa patients (mean age = 62.5 years) who were consecutively treated with robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and(More)