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PURPOSE To investigate the effect of pelvic lymph node dissection and radical cystectomy for transitional cell cancer of the bladder on recurrence-free and overall survival, pelvic recurrences, and metastatic patterns in a homogeneous group. PATIENTS AND METHODS A consecutive series of patients undergoing pelvic lymphadenectomy and radical cystectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) is performed worldwide, even in institutions with limited caseloads. However, although the results of large RALP series are available, oncologic and functional outcomes as well as complications from low-caseload centres are lacking. OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative, oncologic, and functional(More)
AIMS To assess and compare the effect of botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) injections into the detrusor in idiopathic and neurogenic detrusor overactivity resistant to anticholinergic treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective study, 11 patients with idiopathic and 11 with neurogenic detrusor overactivity resistant to anticholinergic treatment were injected(More)
PURPOSE At a single center we compared the efficacy of 3 generations of lithotriptors using identical protocol inclusion and followup criteria but with different modes of anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared stone disintegration and dilatation of the pyelocaliceal system achieved in a prospective, randomized trial comparing the original HM3(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) for distal ureteral calculi with the HM3 (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc.) lithotriptor. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 585 consecutive patients with distal ureteral calculi were treated with ESWL using an unmodified HM3(More)
PURPOSE We compare the efficacy and resulting kidney trauma of the HM3 (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) and Lithostar Plus (Siemens, Issaquah, Washington) lithotriptors in a prospective randomized trial treating calix and renal pelvis stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a solitary renal pelvic stone 2 cm. or less in diameter or a(More)
PURPOSE We assessed factors influencing urinary continence and erectile function after radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 381 consecutive men undergoing radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal orthotopic bladder substitution between April 1985 and June 2003, 331 (87%) met the inclusion criteria and(More)
Lymphocele is the most common complication after pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND). Over the years, various techniques have been introduced to prevent lymphocele, but no final conclusion can be drawn regarding the superiority of one technique over another. In this prospective study, 220 patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy between 2012(More)
PURPOSE We estimated the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound detrusor thickness measurement for BOO and investigated whether this method can replace PFS for the diagnosis of BOO in some patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Detrusor thickness was measured by linear ultrasound (7.5 MHz) at a filling volume of greater than 50% of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a simplified technique of extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) for prostate cancer treated by robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). MATERIALS AND METHODS The technique uses a standardized 10-step procedure to obtain a single tissue monoblock from each side that contains all lymph nodes within the ePLND template. We(More)