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To compare surgical results, morbidity and positive surgical margins rate of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN). This is an observational multicenter study promoted by the “Associazione GIovani Laparoscopisti Endoscopisti” (AGILE) no-Profit Foundation, which involved six Italian urologic centers. All(More)
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND The prediction of histology of SRM could be essential for their management. The RNN is a statistical tool designed to predict malignancy or high grading of enhancing renal masses. In this study we aimed to perform an external validation of the RNN in a cohort of patients who received a PN for SRM. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to investigate whether micro-TESE can improve sperm retrieval rate (SRR) compared to conventional single TESE biopsy on the same testicle or to contralateral multiple TESE, by employing a novel stepwise micro-TESE approach in a population of poor prognosis patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). METHODS(More)
The treatment of ureteral strictures represents a challenge due to the variability of aetiology, site and extension of the stricture; it ranges from an end-to-end anastomosis or reimplantation into the bladder with a Boari flap or Psoas Hitch. Traditionally, these procedures have been done using an open access, but minimally invasive approaches have gained(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate cancer-specific mortality and other-cause mortality in prostate cancer patients with nodal metastases. METHODS The study included 411 patients treated with radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer with lymph node metastases at 10 tertiary care centers between 1995 and 2014. Kaplan-Meier analyses(More)
AIM The aim of the present work was to describe authors' surgical experience using the partial nephrectomy technique without intraoperatory pedicle clamping for masses even up to 4 cm of size. METHODS The study enrolled 96 patients with an average age of 59.7 years, who underwent partial nephrectomy without pedicle clamping. The average dimensions of the(More)
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