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The care of patients suffering from advanced cancer is not limited in the hospital setting. It continues at home where the burden of care is borne by specific individuals. The aim of the present study was to survey and record the various problems faced by those who care for cancer patients at home. The study was conducted in our hospital during the summer… (More)
Myofibroblastic tumor, also known as inflammatory pseudotumor or pseudosarcoma, is a benign tumor with mesenchymal origin. Bladder location is very uncommon. We report the case of a 58-year-old man with a history of von Recklinghausen's disease who complained for painless macroscopic hematuria 5 months after suprapubic prostatectomy. The radiograph… (More)
Currently, the majority of operations in the urologic field can be performed laparoscopically. Even in experienced hands, some operations are considered of increased risk either because of increased surgical difficulty of the specific case or because the patient per se is at risk due to associated comorbidities. Scope of this review is to present the… (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of taxane-based chemotherapy on the male reproductive axis, and, therefore, its impact on spermatogenesis and fertility. DESIGN Controlled clinical study. SETTING Patients with cancer in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Forty male patients of reproductive age with cancer with solid tumor at diagnosis, who… (More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding is a rare but potentially life-threatening event of varied etiology. Herein we report a case of bilateral non-traumatic retroperitoneal hemorrhage. CASE PRESENTATION A 50-year-old Greek man, who was on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nimesulide) for ankylosing spondylitis, presented with a right… (More)
OBJECTIVES To prospectively evaluate the outcome of using a two-suture technique for the vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA) during radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two groups of 50 patients each underwent nerve-sparing RRP for localized prostate cancer by one surgeon. In one group, the vesicourethral anastomosis was performed… (More)
INTRODUCTION Open drains are frequently placed in the abdominal cavity to prevent the collection of fluid or blood following major surgery. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a case of perforation of the large bowel caused by the drain tube placed in a 74-year-old patient who had undergone radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer.