Francisco Javier Vicente Prados

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OBJECTIVES To review the epidemiology, classification, prognosis, and therapeutic options of adrenal cortical carcinoma, mainly those of functional tumors. METHODS AND RESULTS 52-year-old male presenting with wasting syndrome and a big left adrenal tumor, as well as a possible inferior vena cava thrombus. The tumor was catalogued as non functional after(More)
CASE REPORT A 21-year-old woman presented with retinal angioid streaks and yellowish streak skin abnormalities in neck and axillary folds. Skin biopsy showed bluish-gray tangled masses of calcified elastic fibers in the mid- to lower dermis suggestive of Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). She consulted in Urology Department for lower urinary tract infection.(More)
OBJECTIVES We report the cases of three patients with primary renal lymphoma. Diagnosis and subsequent treatment are discussed. METHODS The literature on the origin, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of primary renal lymphoma was reviewed. RESULTS The first patient was diagnosed after radical nephrectomy and(More)
OBJECTIVES To report a case of acute prostatitis as the first symptom of brucellosis. METHODS 43-year-old patient who presented with a clinical picture of acute prostatitis and a febrile syndrome for seven days. Physical exam, blood and urine analysis and microbiological tests, and specific serologic studies were performed. RESULTS Microbiological(More)
OBJECTIVE We report three cases of pelvic lipomatosis, and from them we discuss its diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. METHODS/RESULTS Three patients, 71, 65 and 61 years old respectively, presented with irritative lower urinary tract symptoms. Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and CT scan were performed as diagnostic procedures. After diagnosis an(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the clinical case of a 21-year-old male presenting with a 36 hour history of low flow priapism, its diagnosis and treatment. METHODS We performed a bibliography review on the etiology, physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment options. RESULTS The patient underwent unsuccessful punction-aspiration of intracavernous blood with(More)
OBJECTIVES We report one case of malakoplakia within a female urethral diverticulum. METHODS 33-year-old patient who consulted for an asymptomatic vaginal tumor. Physical examination, blood and urine analysis and microbiology tests, as well as urethrocystoscopy and intravenous pyelogram were performed. With the diagnosis of urethral diverticulum we(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe renal cell carcinoma prognostic factors and set up the relationship with survival rates in this neoplasm. Likewise we show epidemiologic, clinical, diagnosis and therapeutic facts. MATERIAL AND METHOD We review 202 patients underwent surgical treatment for renal cell carcinoma and the following features were recorded: gender, age(More)
OBJECTIVES To report an exceptional case of multicystic mesothelioma of the testicular tunica vaginalis. METHODS A 72-year-old male was referred for study of a scrotal mass. Physical examination, blood tests, and ultrasound were performed prior to surgical excision and pathologic study of the lesion. RESULTS The ultrasound study showed a multilobar(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated long term results of end-to-end urethroplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed 40 patients with bulbar urethral stricture of diverse origin: iatrogenic 40%, traumatic 15%, infectious 2% and unknown 40%. In 17 cases internal urethrotomy was made previously. The radiological study with retrograde and voiding cystogram revealed a(More)