Christian Padevit

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PURPOSE To prospectively investigate and monitor the response to antiandrogen treatment of bone metastases in patients with prostate cancer by using diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and functional diffusion maps (DMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study had institutional review board(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To prospectively compare the AirSeal® System valve-less Trocar with a standard Versaport™ Plus V2 Trocar as assistant insufflating port in transperitoneal and extraperitoneal robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (t-RARP/e-RARP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two consecutive cohorts of patients undergoing RARP using either a 12 mm AirSeal(More)
INTRODUCTION Penile constriction rings are either used for autoerotic stimulus or to increase sexual performance. Potentially, they can become irremovable and cause urologic emergencies. AIM We describe the successful removal of a 3.6-cm long piece of heavy metal tubing used as a penile constriction ring. METHODS An angel grinder was used to open the(More)
The buried penis syndrome in adults is a rare condition of different aetiologies. Today extreme obesity is considered as a major contributor. We present a case of a 30-year-old extremely obese patient (BMI 65 kg/m(2)) with purulent infection of the penile cavity, a phlegmon of the mons pubis and urinary retention due to a buried penis. Whereas acute(More)
The urethral anastomosis in extracorporeally constructed orthotopic neo-bladder following robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) remains a challenge. In principle either pre-posi-tioned single sutures or robotic continuous suture techniques can be applied. In the literature the different techniques are most often not described in detail. In the present(More)
In Switzerland about 900 people a year are newly diagnosed with a kidney tumour. This is about 3 % of all cancer cases in this country. Because of the abundent diagnostic examinations carried out (MR, CT, US), kidney tumours are often coincidentally found. In recent years the organ-sparing therapy has moved to the foreground for kidney tumours of <4 cm.(More)
OBJECTIVE The on-going discussion about extent and best template for pelvic lymph dissection (PLND) motivated us to analyse pre-prostatic tissue (PPT) for lymph nodes and metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS From December 2010 to August 2011 PPT was sent for histopathological evaluation during 80 robotic assisted radical prostatectomies (RARP) and one(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare pre- and postoperative urodynamic findings in patients with a bulbourethral composite suspension and intraoperative urodynamically controlled sling tension adjustment. METHODS AND PATIENTS All data were prospectively collected from 10 patients (mean age 66 years) who successfully underwent bulbourethral composite suspension for(More)
About 15% of the women and 10% of the men past the age of 65 years suffer from urinary incontinence. In most cases, accurate history taking can help differentiate between urge incontinence, stress incontinence and overflow incontinence, and is essential in choosing the appropriate treatment. Initial diagnostic testing can be conducted by the general(More)