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PURPOSE We retrospectively compared morbidity and success rates in children who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy with 3 different sizes of instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed using adult instruments via a 26Fr tract in 23 patients, using pediatric instruments via a 20Fr tract in 13 and using minimal access(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the stone-free rate and complications between horseshoe and normal kidneys. METHODS Between December 1997 and June 2008, a total of 2401 patients with 2618 renal units underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). During this period, we retrospectively reviewed the data of 46 patients with 50 (1.9%) renal units with horseshoe(More)
PURPOSE To compare the quality of life (QoL) of renal cancer patients following laparoscopic and open radical nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-two (64.9%) patients who were treated with open radical nephrectomy (ORN group) and 39 (35.1%) patients who were treated with laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN group) were included in this study. QoL(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and feasibility of stentless laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP), compared with the stented counterpart. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared the results of stented and stentless LP procedures performed at two centers. The indications included symptoms such as loin pain or urinary tract infection(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess the possible etiologic role of human papillomaviruses (HPV) in bladder tumors. METHODS Forty-two fresh biopsy specimens from different grades and stages of bladder tumor cases and 10 normal bladder mucosa biopsies were studied. Specimens were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients more than 60 years old. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated and compared the data of 28 percutaneous nephrolithotomies (PCNL) performed on 27 patients aged 60 years and older (mean 65.8) with the data of the remaining 178 PCNL procedures on 166 patients(More)
PURPOSE We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients with renal artery pseudoaneurysms (RAPs) to document their clinical presentation, surgical background, and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS In all, 7 of the 1965 patients who underwent percutaneous stone surgery and 3 of the 25 patients who underwent laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery had a(More)
OBJECTIVE To review our experience of patients with brain metastases from nonseminomatous germ cell tumours (NSGCTs) and to indicate important clinical observations. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1990 and 1996, 167 patients with metastatic NSGCT were treated in our department; 11 had brain metastases (eight with solitary metastases and three with multiple(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of oral carbohydrate solution consumed until 2 h before the surgery in the patients that would undergo open radical retropubic prostatectomy on postoperative metabolic stress, patient anxiety, and comfort. METHOD A total of 50 adult patients, who were in ASA I-II group and would undergo open radical retropubic prostatectomy,(More)
We investigated the association of prostate cancer (PCa) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with genetic polymorphisms in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (-158 G/A) and 17-hydroxylase (CYP17) (-34 T/C) genes in a Turkish population. In this study, we investigated the distribution of these polymorphisms in 148 PCa patients, 136 BPH patients, and 102(More)