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Between 1986 and 1989, 12 patients underwent ureteric substitution with a Boari bladder flap at this Institute. The indications were ureteric injury following hysterectomy, difficult forceps delivery, difficult ureterolithotomy, ureteric strictures caused by a Dormia basket and previous ureteric surgery, tuberculosis, retroperitoneal fibrosis and a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the number of peer-reviewed publications arising from the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), and to assess urological trainees' attitudes to research in relationship to the pursuit of Specialist Registrar (SpR) training numbers and their perception of academic urology(More)
The discovery of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was beset with controversy; as PSA is present in prostatic tissue and semen, it was independently discovered and given different names, thus adding to the controversy. In this review we document the early research in this field to describe the chronology of the discovery of PSA. Using a comprehensive Medline(More)
Vesicovaginal fistulae are usually traumatic in nature, following obstetric or gynecologic trauma. Here, our experience with vesicovaginal fistula repair in 68 cases, performed transvesically (58 cases) or transperitoneally-transvesically, with pedicled omental interposition in 10 cases over the last 8 years is described. The size of fistulae ranged from 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate an ergonomic fourth arm technique to oversew the dorsal vascular complex (DVC) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Balloon of a Foley catheter inflated in the bulbar urethra. Fourth arm cranial traction via suture in the tip of the catheter. DVC oversewn under direct vision. RESULTS(More)
Venogenic impotence was detected in 37 out of 141 patients who attended our clinic with a complaint of erectile dysfunction. Eighteen patients presented with primary impotence and the rest had progressive secondary impotence. All 37 patients have shown partial or poor response to 60 mg of intracavernosal papaverine. The corporovenous leak (CVL) was(More)