Hazem Ibrahim Abouel-Fettouh

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PURPOSE To present our experience with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy as a potential alternative to open ureterolithotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 2003 and October 2005, a total of 27 laparoscopic ureterolithotomies were performed in 25 patients. The mean age of the patients was 39.8 +/- 17.5 years, and the mean body mass index (BMI) was 28.7(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the results of antegrade (AG) ureteral stenting with retrograde (RG) stenting during laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 2003 and April 2007, a case series of 47 laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasties were done by three surgeons of equal expertise in laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Routine use of laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty has not yet been established. OBJECTIVES To assess the outcome of laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Twenty-three patients underwent laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty for hypocompliant bladder. INTERVENTION Bladder dissection and(More)
PURPOSE We report our initial experience with 13 cases of laparoscopic vesical diverticulectomy done via an extravesical approach between November 2002 and October 2004. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients were male, with a mean age of 53 years and a mean body mass index of 26.2 kg/m2. A transperitoneal approach was preferred. The diverticulum was of the(More)
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