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OBJECTIVES Despite the apparent similarity, urethrovaginal fistulas (UVFs) are not identical to vesicovaginal defects. Obstetric trauma and vaginal surgery are the causes of a majority of urethrovaginal fistulas. METHODS Careful preoperative evaluation is essential for identifying small UVFs or associated vesicovaginal fistulas and includes physical(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic radiation used for the treatment of malignant diseases is the primary cause of delayed vesicovaginal fistula. OBJECTIVE We consider the Martius labial fatty flap technique and the Latzko upper colpocleisis as important tools for the urologist dealing with patients suffering from radiation-induced vesicovaginal fistula (RVVF). DESIGN,(More)
INTRODUCTION This study summarized our experience in the treatment of 1,081 women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using mid-urethral slings. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 1,081 operated patients. Pure SUI was diagnosed in 77.80% (841) of the patients; another 18.68% (202) had mixed symptoms. The remaining 3.52% (38) suffered from(More)
Treatment of ureteral calculi has dramatically changed over time. Open surgery was the method of choice before the 80s, however, two events strongly influenced the management of ureteral lithiasis: the development of rigid ureteroscopy and the application of shock waves. Since then, many papers have been published to assess the efficacy of each technique.(More)
The role of impairment of general oxidative and energy metabolism in pathogenesis of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and their correction by (1-adrenoblocker alfuzosin was studied. One group of patients (N = 126) was examined by standard methods for determination of the severity of LUTS by IPSS and(More)
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