Daniele Amparore

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic and robotic simple prostatectomy (SP) have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity of the standard open technique. OBJECTIVE To report a large multi-institutional series of minimally invasive SP (MISP). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Consecutive cases of MISP done for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine differences in postoperative renal functional outcomes when comparing clampless with conventional laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) by using renal scintigraphy, and to identify the predictors of poorer postoperative renal functional outcomes after clampless LPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between September 2010 and September 2012, 87(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the minimum core number for better index tumor detection to determine the best core site as well as biopsy Gleason score heterogeneity in the same index lesion. The aim was to optimize the highest Gleason score detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 327 patients with negative digital rectal examination underwent magnetic(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Nephron-sparing surgery is the standard of care for the treatment of localized renal tumours and is increasingly performed for larger and more challenging lesions. Aim of this review is to analyse the outcomes of partial nephrectomy for the treatment of T1b renal tumours greater than 4 cm in size. RECENT FINDINGS No randomized trial has(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the perioperative, postoperative and functional outcomes of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) for renal tumours with high surgical complexity at a large volume centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS Perioperative and functional outcomes of RAPNs for renal tumours with a Preoperative Aspects and Dimensions Used for an Anatomical (PADUA)(More)
OBJECTIVES To present our laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) results according to the margin, ischaemia and complications (MIC) system recently proposed for the standardized reporting of partial nephrectomy (PN) outcomes. To assess the role of learning curve and tumour anatomical characteristics on the outcomes by using MIC system. PATIENTS AND(More)
An alternative to conventional laparoscopy when looking for virtually scarless surgery is mini-laparoscopy, a reproducible technique that preserves the triangulation concept. A drawback of this approach is the poor image quality provided by mini-scopes. The introduction of the SPIEs technology, a novel endoscopic camera allowing for better visualisation of(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the first clinical experience with a temporary implantable nitinol device (TIND; Medi-Tate(®) ) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 32 patients with LUTS were enrolled in this prospective study, which was approved by our Institutional Ethics(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy using 3-mm instruments (mini-rA) for adrenal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 2009 to May 2013, patients with adrenal tumors <6 cm in size and body mass index ≤ 35 were involved in this prospective study and underwent mini-rA performed by 3-mm instruments. Demographic,(More)
Over the last 40 years the treatment of urolithiasis passed from open surgical therapies to minimally invasive approaches. From the introduction of the first ureteroscopes in '80s many technological improvements allowed to reduce endourological instruments' size, ensuring in the meanwhile an increasingly high success rate in the resolution of the(More)