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We report a case of percutaneous bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) perfusion therapy for carcinoma in situ (CIS) of upper urinary tract after radical cystectomy with ileal neobladder. A 42-year-old man underwent radical cystectomy and ileal neobladder diversion due to the recurrence of CIS in prostatic urethra after transurethral resection of bladder tumor 3(More)
PURPOSE A combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting β agonist (LABA) is the standard treatment for asthmatic patients, and step-down treatment is recommended once control has been achieved. However, little data exist that evaluate the long-term outcomes after step-down treatment. OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term outcomes of(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been widely used as a biomarker for prostate cancer detection and progression. However, PSA has limitations in terms of predicting the prognosis in specific cases of prostate cancer because it does not reflect cancer biology. Due to the development of new techniques in the fields of genomics and proteomics, many new(More)
BACKGROUND Vesicourethral anastomotic stricture (VAS) is a rare but serious complication following radical prostatectomy (RP), and various types of managements for VAS have been proposed. We investigated the efficacy of transurethral balloon dilation in the management of VAS after RP. METHODS A total of 128 consecutive patients underwent open RP at our(More)
Small cell carcinoma of the prostate is known to have a poor prognosis. We report a case of a large pelvic tumor with small cell carcinoma, which responded well to docetaxel. A 72-year-old man who was receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostatic adenocarcinoma presented with constipation. Although the prostate specific antigen level had decreased, a(More)
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare cancer with poor prognosis. We report a case of metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma in a 61-year-old man successfully treated with multimodal therapy. A left adrenal tumor was detected incidentally in the patient and an adrenalectomy was performed. The pathological diagnosis was adrenocortical carcinoma, stage II. After 1(More)
We report a case of meningitis-retention syndrome followed by urodynamic tests. A 48-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for an undiagnosed fever with headache and urinary retention. Aseptic meningitis was suspected according to cerebrospinal fluid analyses, and urodynamic test showed an underactive detrusor, leading to inadequate contraction of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for developing recurrent bladder cancer in patients who underwent surgical resection for urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 322 patients who underwent surgical resection for urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract at the Jikei University Hospital and our(More)
INTRODUCTION Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare but serious condition due to heparin use for treating thromboprophylaxis, regardless of the dosage. Here, we present a case of non-immune thrombocytopenia caused by thromboprophylaxis for urological surgery, which is sometimes difficult to discriminate from immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. (More)
Sunitinib is widely used to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma; however, its influences on the prostate volume and lower urinary tract symptoms remain unclear. To investigate the influence of sunitinib on clinical findings of urinary tract, we recruited a total of 20 male patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who are treated with(More)