Gianmarco Isgrò

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OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcomes of 20 patients diagnosed with a nonpalpable or small testicular mass (2 cm) at 2 academic urological department. Testis-sparing surgery (TSS) is currently performed routinely for the management of nonpalpable testicular masses. High reliability of frozen section examination (FSE) and high-frequency(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM There is suspicion of a decrease in warning regarding the hepatitis B virus as a health problem both by the infected individuals and their doctors. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the clinical/virology investigation of chronic hepatitis B virus infected individuals is at present accurate. METHODS The chronic hepatitis B(More)
The advantages of retroperitoneoscopic technique are well known. We decided to combine this access with the emerging laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) technique. We present our preliminary data on 11 renoureteral procedures and describe our retroperitoneoscopic LESS technique. As of March 2009, 10 patients were submitted to retroperitoneal LESS(More)
Epidemiologic studies indicate that millions of people suffer from recurrent cystitis, a pathology requiring antibiotic prophylaxis and entailing high social costs. Cranberry is a traditional folk remedy for cystitis and, which, in the form of a variety of products and formulations has over several decades undergone extensive evaluation for the management(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the differences between LESS and SL among a population of subjects inexperienced of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were randomly assigned to the LESS or SL arm of the course; between the population examined, none had previous laparoscopic experience. The trial consisted in performing three increasingly difficult(More)
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