Frank Schiefelbein

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OBJECTIVE Photoselective laser vaporisation prostatectomy with an 80-W potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser is an effective procedure for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. The main advantages of the laser treatment are less blood loss and the short hospital stay. METHODS The DVD and photos show the main steps and difficulties of the(More)
To present a single-surgeon matched-pair analysis to show the feasibility of combining the technique of selective clamping with usage of near-infrared fluorescence imaging in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy and to investigate short-term renal function outcomes. Twenty-two patients underwent selective clamping partial nephrectomy with the application of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Detailed knowledge of quality of life (QoL) after permanent I-125 brachytherapy may aid in counselling patients with early-stage prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-four consecutive patients with low-risk prostate cancer were asked to complete the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire with the prostate-specific PR25 module before(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, minimally invasive therapies for renal cell carcinoma have been devised to minimise operative morbidity yet achieve comparable oncologic and functional outcomes. This video summary of laparoscopic transperitoneal organ-preserving kidney cancer resection shows the procedure from the surgeon's view. METHODS The video and photos show the(More)
Enhanced surgical techniques and standardised selection criteria have led to a higher rate of nerve-sparing (NS) radical prostatectomy (RP) procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of intraoperative frozen sections (IFS) during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP). Thousand and eighty-three patients with localised prostatic(More)
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