Gino J. Vricella

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether the trend in patient selection or perioperative parameters were associated with treatment outcomes after percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) of renal masses. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed our urological oncology database and identified 52 patients treated for a total of 54 renal masses. Univariate analysis was performed to(More)
Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is the standard of care for initial bladder tumor management. In response to its shortcomings, we propose an alternative technique for tumor resection and retrieval: The endoscopic snare resection of bladder tumor (ESRBT). Eleven tumors managed by ESRBT were reviewed retrospectively. Via cystoscopy, tumors(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated our long-term experience with intrasphincteric botulinum toxin A injection in children with dysfunctional voiding. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2006 through July 2012 we saw 2,172 neurologically normal children due to dysfunctional voiding. Of patients who presented to these visits we retrospectively identified the charts of 12(More)
INTRODUCTION In the era of prostate-specific antigen screening and frequent cross-sectional abdominal imaging, concurrent prostate cancer and renal masses are being identified and treated. Minimizing patient morbidity and cost by avoiding separate surgical procedures is advantageous, provided technical feasibility, and safety data. Our goal was to assess(More)
INTRODUCTION Contrast-enhanced cross-sectional imaging is essential to the urologist's practice. Traditionally, patients with impaired renal function could not be imaged with a computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast due to the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). These patients could alternatively be imaged by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine blood transfusion rates after nephrectomy for renal masses at the population-level. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a population-based, retrospective observational study using a national discharge abstract database. The study cohort consisted of 10,902 patients who were treated by radical nephrectomy (RN) or partial nephrectomy (PN)(More)
Over the past decade we have witnessed both a grade and stage migration for renal cell carcinoma. This shift in clinicopathology has been met with a paradigm shift in the treatment of these renal mass lesions. This trend has evolved from laparoscopic extirpation to needle-based and now extracorporeal ablation. At the forefront of the extracorporeal,(More)
OBJECTIVE We report two cases of penile fracture; one case with associated rupture of the corpus spongiosum and complete urethral section, and the other presenting a second cavernous fracture three years after a first episode. METHODS The first patient, 32-years-old, suffered the fracture of the right corpus cavernosum during intercourse three years after(More)