Carlos Alturo Levi D'Ancona

We don’t have enough information about this author to calculate their statistics. If you think this is an error let us know.
Learn More
The effects of BCG in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer in man are known, but the mechanism is not quite well understood. Thirty-six hamsters received BCG through three routes: intravesical, intradermal and oral. Each group was composed of 12 animals; BCG was administered to 9 and only saline solution to 3 hamsters. BCG was given once a week for(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE When feasible, the treatment for all-invasive bladder cancer is radical cystectomy. The aim of the present study was to analyze the prognostic difference, disease-specific survival rate, of muscle-invasive transitional cell cancer of the bladder (TCCB) for progressive invasive TCCB. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the effects of percutaneous radiofrequency sacral rhizotomy in spinal cord injured (SCI) patients on urodynamic parameters (maximum cystometric capacity - MCC and detrusor pressure at maximum cystometric capacity - PdetMCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study assessed eight patients with SCI (four men and four women) with(More)
A total of 84 patients with superficial transitional cell carcinoma underwent transurethral resection of bladder tumor. All patients had stage pTa or pT1 transitional cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ without other concurrent malignancies. The patients were assigned to three treatment groups: I. Control group-transurethral resection (TUR-BT) discontinued(More)
We report a case which demonstrates that to approach an ureteral gunshot lesion endourologically may be an alternative to surgical intervention. We believe that drainage of a damaged ureter should, in selected cases, constitute the first option. This procedure often is successful, but may not be feasible in all cases. We do not believe that simple catheter(More)
The results of transurethral ureteroscopic stone removal in 144 patients were reviewed. Patients were treated by two different techniques according to the dilation of the ureterovesical junction before the introduction of the ureteroscope. Group 1 was represented by 71 patients submitted to ureteral dilation and in group 2 there were 73 patients treated(More)
  • 1