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INTRODUCTION The sub Comittee prostate of the CCAFU established guidelines for diagnostic, treatment, evaluation and standart of care of prostate cancer. METHODS Guidelines 2010 were updated based on systematic literature search performed by the sub-Comittee in Medline and PubMed databases to evaluate references, levels of evidence and grade of(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of an isotope sentinel node mapping technique in prostate cancer to study its feasibility, lymphatic prostate drainage and its value in pelvic lymph node staging. MATERIAL AND METHOD The sentinel node mapping technique was performed in 34 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer. A transrectal intraprostatic injection of Technetium(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the role of the injected dose of tracer in the non-detection of pelvic sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in patients with prostate carcinoma. Data were evaluated from 100 patients (age range 43–77, mean 63 years). The first 72 patients (group 1) received 2 × 0.3 ml of 30 MBq-nanocolloid-99 mTc and the remaining 28(More)
OBJECTIVE • To evaluate the biochemical-failure free survival according to different adjuvant treatments in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) with seminal vesicle invasion (SVI). PATIENTS AND METHODS • Between 1994 and 2008, 4090 men underwent RP in nine centres. Of these, 310 men had a SVI. • Exclusion criteria were: detectable(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the clinical and radiological features of metanephric adenoma (MA, a rare benign renal tumour) in nine patients, and to review previous reports. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1992 to 2007, we identified nine patients (eight women and one man) with MA at our institution. Four patients had a radical nephrectomy and five a partial nephrectomy.(More)
PURPOSE We examined the incidence of asymptomatic and symptomatic lower extremity venous thromboembolism in patients who underwent urological surgery for cancer, and identified preoperative and operative risk factors predictive of the thromboembolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cohort of 583 consecutive patients undergoing urological cancer surgery was(More)
To assess oncologic outcomes after salvage radiotherapy (SRT) without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients with persistently detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy (RT). Two hundred and one patients who failed to achieve an undetectable PSA received SRT without ADT. The primary endpoint was failure to SRT that was defined by clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of diagnostic percutaneous kidney biopsy of solid renal tumours less or equal to 4 cm and its impact on management. MATERIALS AND METHOD From January 2001 to October 2006, all solid renal tumours less or equal to 4 cm were systematically assessed by CT-guided percutaneous biopsy: 66 tumours were biopsied in 65 patients (one(More)
Suburethral TVT tape has become immensely popular since its invention in 1995. A new transobturator surgical approach was proposed in 2001, resulting in a modification of the quality of the tape available from various suppliers. The authors present 2 cases of obturator foramen abscess related to suburethral Uratape, occurring a long time after the procedure(More)
Transrectal ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of the prostate is routinely performed to diagnose prostate cancer. We performed a prospective study to assess the pain and identify risk factors of pain during prostate biopsy. Prospectively, 131 patients were enrolled. Transrectal ultrasound-guided needle prostate biopsies were performed without any anesthesia.(More)