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PURPOSE We assessed the complications associated with urological laparoscopic surgery at a single high volume center during a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart analysis was performed, focusing on complications associated with 2,775 laparoscopic surgeries occurring between 1993 and 2005. These included radical nephrectomy (549),(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reasons why patients reject digital rectal examination (DRE) when screening for prostate cancer. METHODS Four hundred and fifty men were prospectively evaluated in a prostate cancer educational program consisting of lectures, PSA testing, and DRE. Patients rejecting DRE were compared with those accepting DRE in regard to(More)
PURPOSE We describe in detail the features of carcinoid tumors of the kidney. We evaluated possible prognostic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS An extensive search was performed in the medical literature regarding primary carcinoid tumors of the kidney. Epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, histopathological, therapeutic and prognostic data were evaluated.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the significance of several risk factors for prostate cancer in a cohort of Brazilian men. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Men ≥ 40 years-old participating in a prostate cancer screening program between December 2006 and April 2011 in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, were evaluated to determine the prevalence, relative risk (RR) and 95 % CI of(More)
Persistent müllerian duct syndrome is an unusual disorder characterized by cryptorchidism and retention of müllerian derivatives (uterus, fallopian tubes, and upper vagina). We report the case of a 39-year-old man with this syndrome in association with adenocarcinoma from the retained müllerian remnants of probable endocervical origin. To our knowledge,(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare sexual function and satisfaction before and after partial penectomy and to evaluate possible dysfunctions that could modify postoperative sexual functioning. METHODS A total of 18 patients underwent a personal interview and answered the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire to determine erectile function, orgasmic(More)
PURPOSE We retrospectively compared the oncological adequacy of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to that of open partial nephrectomy in the treatment of patients with pathological stage T1N0M0 renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 143 patients with stage T1N0M0 renal tumors confirmed by pathological examination of the surgical specimen(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the perioperative outcomes of elective laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to treat renal tumors in patients with tumor burdens > 4 cm compared with those with tumor burdens of < or = 4 cm. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records was performed for all patients who had undergone laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the trends in the operative management of renal tumours over a 14-year period at a university hospital, as the therapeutic options available for treating renal tumours have increased over the past decade. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was a retrospective chart review of 1621 consecutive patients undergoing treatment for renal tumours(More)