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PURPOSE Transurethral resection of the prostate has for decades been the standard surgical therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia, the most common benign neoplasm in men. To generate a contemporary reference for evolving medical and minimally invasive therapies we analyzed complications and immediate outcomes of(More)
PURPOSE We prospectively analyzed the complications and immediate postoperative outcome of open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia to provide reference data for emerging techniques, such as holmium laser enucleation of the prostate and laparoscopic prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 902 patients with a mean +/- 1 SD age of 71.3(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and perioperative outcomes in patients with T1 and T2 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after retroperitoneoscopic radical nephrectomy (RRN), open RN (ORN) or open nephron-sparing surgery (NSS). PATIENTS AND METHODS The data of 117 patients who had undergone RRN (36), ORN (37) or NSS (44)(More)
PURPOSE High dose local stereotactic radiosurgery was performed in select patients to improve local tumor control and overall survival. We report on patients with renal tumors treated with single fraction robotic stereotactic radiosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 patients with a median age of 64 years who had an indication for nephrectomy and(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the limitations of existing simulators for urologic techniques, and then test and evaluate a novel virtual reality (VR) simulator for endourologic procedures of the lower urinary tract. Surgical simulation using VR has the potential to have a tremendous impact on surgical training, testing, and certification. Endourologic procedures(More)
The objectives of this study are to assess the efficacy and safety of retrograde ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for intrarenal calculi greater than 2 cm in diameter. A total of 24 patients with a stone burden >2 cm were treated with retrograde ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy. Primary study endpoints were number of treatments until the patient was(More)
OBJECTIVES A prototype diode laser was used to evaluate the feasibility and postoperative outcome of diode laser vaporisation of the prostate in patients with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) necessitating interventional desobstruction. METHODS Ten patients were included in this pilot study. The prostate was vaporised via a side-fire laser fibre (diode(More)
Today, the surgical treatment of the benign prostatic syndrome (BPS) often follows a course of drug treatment. Besides conventional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which has represented the standard therapeutic option for decades, and its in part significant modifications ("vaporizing resection"; bipolar resection), much of the interest has(More)
OBJECTIVES Various imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have been assessed with regard to their value in the detection of prostate cancer (CaP). However, there is a need for less time-consuming and more cost effective procedures in urology. In order to determine the ability of contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasound (CE-TRUS) to(More)
This review aims to provide an overview and critical assessment of the developments in transurethral electroresection in non-conductive and conductive irrigants. In the 1970s, measurements of the electric pathway in saline were performed for different locations of the neutral electrode. It was then concluded that the current pathway and the possible hazards(More)