Franco Bertolotto

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BACKGROUND Narrow band imaging (NBI) is an optical enhancement technology that filters white light into two bandwidths of illumination centered on 415nm (blue) and 540nm (green). NBI cystoscopy can increase bladder cancer (BCa) visualization and detection at the time of transurethral resection (TUR). NBI may therefore reduce subsequent relapse following(More)
OBJECTIVE TURis((R)) is an emerging technique that shows the same efficacy of monopolar resection. However, there is currently little available data on the safety of bipolar devices. We assessed outcome and safety of TURis on a large cohort of patients with at least 6 months' follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2006 and October 2007, 1000(More)
We report our experience-based approach in transperineal ultrasound guided biopsy to detect early prostate cancer. We selected patients on the basis of clinical characteristics. We tried to determine correct number and sites of biopsy to reduce patient discomfort and complications without loosing sensibility. Routine TZ biopsy increases detection rate of(More)
OBJECTIVES Aim of the study is to verify if a stress reaction due to G8 meeting, held in Genoa on July 2001, can produce a mass stress reaction and influence negatively people sexuality and so the birth rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS 402 citizens (221 men and 181 women ranging in age from 25 to 52 years, mean 39) have been invited to answer two(More)
In this paper two cases of abdomino-scrotal hydrocele are described. One of these cases resulted really singular due to its rare dimensions as well as to its secondary renal obstruction. After a careful description of the cases a detailed review of the literature as well as of the etiopathogenetic theories of this rare pathology are reported.
A renal mass with not typical instrumental characteristic in patient in follow-up for ovarian neoplasia sets to the surgeon serious doubts about proper surgical strategy. Achieve of the conservative renal surgery assisted by the intraoperative use of the radiofrequency energy has allowed to preserve the renal function and the diagnosis of unknown(More)
PURPOSE We report the oncological and functional results of potency sparing cystectomy with intrafascial prostatectomy for high risk, superficial bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 37 patients underwent potency sparing cystectomy and orthotopic urinary substitution from 2001 to 2005. Inclusion criteria were age younger than 70 years,(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The therapeutic choice in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer depends on preoperative clinical stage. Diagnostic instruments currently available for such an evaluation--considered separately--have not shown enough efficacy. Roach has recently introduced three simple mathematical equations that--on the basis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if narrow-band imaging (NBI) can be used to detect high-grade cancerous lesions missed with the white light at the time of a second transurethral resection (TUR) of high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed high-grade NMIBC were enrolled in a prospective(More)