Fábio Augusto R Brito

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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term oncologic efficacy of laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). METHODS Between August 1993 and May 2001, 39 patients underwent laparoscopic RNU for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) at our institution. The medical records of these patients were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Clinical outcomes were(More)
Crossed renal ectopia is a rare congenital malformation. We report a case of renal cell carcinoma in a 51-year-old man with right-to-left crossed fused renal ectopia. The patient was treated with ultrasound-guided laparoscopic heminephrectomy. Postoperative three-dimensional computed tomography showed normal perfusion of the remaining part of the kidney,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To report our experience with laparoscopic treatment of liver tumors during right-sided transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy. METHODS Two patients undergoing transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy on the right side each had a concomitant tumor in the right lobe of the liver. The first patient was incidentally found to have a(More)
Pleural effusions have not been reported after percutaneous cryoablation of the kidney. In our initial experience, we identified and treated two patients who had the complication of hemothorax after percutaneous cryoablation for renal malignancy. The occurrence of pleural effusions is frequently related to technical aspects of the procedure. The(More)
Since its initial description, the laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection has evolved considerably, from a purely diagnostic tool performed to stage germ cell testicular cancer to a therapeutic operation that fully duplicates the open technique. Herein, we describe the current technique employed at our institution, along with illustrations of(More)
Continued experience with the laparoscopic technique has allowed for controlled resection of renal neoplasms invading the renal vein and inferior vena cava. We present the case of a patient with a primary renal tumor extending into the vena cava that was completely managed with a laparoscopic approach.
OBJECTIVES To address the incidence of local recurrence and port site metastasis in patients who underwent laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). METHODS Between August 1993 and February 2006 116 laparoscopic RNU were performed in 115 patients at our institution. A traditional open excision, a(More)
OBJECTIVE Describe a unique simplified experimental technique for total laparoscopic gastrocystoplasty in a porcine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed laparoscopic gastrocystoplasty on 10 animals. The gastroepiploic arch was identified and carefully mobilized from its origin at the pylorus to the beginning of the previously demarcated gastric wedge.(More)