Filippo Annino

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INTRODUCTION Lack of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compare pure laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) is an important gap of the literature related to the surgical treatment of the clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa). AIM To provide the first prospective randomized(More)
BACKGROUND To describe a new surgical technique for the repair of bulbar urethral strictures to preserve the bulbospongiosum muscle and its perineal innervation. OBJECTIVE Surgical steps of muscle- and nerve-sparing bulbar urethroplasty are described. The outcome is provided regarding semen sequestration and postvoiding dribbling. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
OBJECTIVES We describe a new surgical technique with the use of fibrin glue for bulbar urethra reconstruction using a dorsal buccal mucosal onlay graft. METHODS Six patients with a mean age of 43 yr underwent bulbar urethroplasty with dorsal onlay buccal mucosal graft and fibrin glue. The urethra was mobilised from the corpora cavernosa and opened along(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of iatrogenic ureteral strictures is low, the treatment remains challenging. OBJECTIVE To report our technique of robot-assisted uretero-ureterostomy (RAUU) for adults with iatrogenic lumbar and iliac stricture. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A descriptive study was performed by our department. Since April 2009, five(More)
BACKGROUND Puboprostatic ligament preservation has been proposed as a method to accelerate continence recovery after radical prostatectomy (RP). However, these ligaments present anatomic continuity with the bladder, and there must be interruption at some point to expose the prostatourethral junction. OBJECTIVES To describe the surgical steps of(More)
Herein, we provide a systematic review and critical analysis of the current evidence on the applications of near-infrared fluorescence in robotic urologic surgery. Article selection proceeded according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses criteria. Overall, 14 studies were identified and included. Indocyanine green(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) is the actual gold-standard for the treatment of clinically localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (cT1-2 with no indications for nephron-sparing surgery). Limited evidence is currently available on the role of robotics in the field of radical nephrectomy. The aim of the current study was to provide a(More)
INTRODUCTION Renal multiple peripelvic cysts are often symptomatic. Obstruction of renal hilum and the collecting system leads to hydronephrosis and could promote formation of stones. Managing both entities at the same time needs a new approach to minimize complications and improve success rates. We report for the first time five cases of symptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess overall safety, histopathological outcomes, and early functional results after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) with a new lateral approach for the interfascial dissection of the neurovascular bundles without tension and any use of electrocautery. METHODS Between April and September 2006, 100 consecutive(More)
Laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) in end-stage autosomic-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) requires a large abdominal incision for the specimen extraction. The objective of this study was to describe our technique of LN for end-stage ADPKD followed by morcellation (LNM) of the specimen and extraction through a minimal abdominal incision. The medical(More)