Dilip Karmakar

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To prospectively evaluate the ability of Guy’s Stone Score (GSS) in predicting stone clearance rate and complication rate (by modified Clavien grade) for renal stones treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). From January 2013 to June 2014, a total of 142 patients undergoing PNL were evaluated prospectively. Patients with co-morbidities like(More)
Background: Urinary bladder cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in Western world. It is a heterogeneous disease with variable natural history. There is paucity of data in our country. Aims and Objectives: The present study aims to assess the risk factors contributing to urothelial carcinoma of bladder in the southern region of West Bengal and(More)
A 16-year-old female presented with dribbling of urine along with voluntary voiding since birth. Renal imaging revealed hydroureteronephrosis on the right side; the uterus and ovary were normal. A radionuclide scan showed a left nonfunctional kidney. On cystovaginoscopy, the urethra was shown to be normal and the urinary bladder was tubular with small(More)
Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among aging males. There is an unmet requirement of clinically useful biomarkers for early detection of prostate cancer to reduce the liabilities of overtreatment and accompanying morbidity. The present population-based study investigates the factors disrupting expression of multiple functionally(More)
INTRODUCTION The international prostate symptom score (IPSS) is commonly used in the evaluation of the severity of symptoms of patients with prostatic enlargement. It is a self-administered questionnaire. It has not been validated in any Indian language and an English version is used which can be difficult to interpret by our patients who do not have(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Transrectal ultrasound biopsy of prostate is a painful procedure. The introduction of the rectal probe is one of the major contributors to the pain associated with this procedure. Drugs that relax the anal sphincter should theoretically decrease this pain. This study was done to compare the efficacy and safety of two topical(More)
Crossed renal ectopia is a condition in which a kidney is located on the side opposite of its ureteral insertion. Ninety percent of crossed ectopic kidneys are fused to their ipsilateral uncrossed renal unit. Crossed renal ectopia without fusion is rare, with only 62 patients reported in the literature to date. These kidneys may suffer iatrogenic injury(More)
Renal cell carcinoma is an aggressive urological malignancy. Metastases from the lesion are encountered late in the course of the disease and most often involve the lung and the liver. It is rare that metastatic lesions are the primary presentation of an otherwise clinically silent renal cell carcinoma. We report a case who presented with calvarial and(More)
Isolated congenital urethrocutaneous fistula of the anterior urethra is an extremely rare anomaly in which, along with a normal urethra and meatus, a fistula is present. These cases usually present in the pediatric age group. To date, only one such case has been described in the adult population. We describe one such case in an adult and discuss the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of pelvic plexus block (PPB) in reducing pain during transrectal ultrasonography(TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy, compared with the conventional periprostatic nerve block (PNB). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective, double-blind observational study was conducted with patients being randomised into three groups. Group-1 (47(More)