Humberto Villavicencio Mavrich

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the physiopathological principles of utilizing the bowel for orthotopic bladder substitution and their effects on metabolism, function and continence. METHODS The world literature is reviewed and our experience of 100 cases is described in the third part of this study. RESULTS/CONCLUSION To reduce the metabolic changes, utilization(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of finasteride in the treatment of prostatic origin haematuria. METHODS This is a prospective observational study in 29 patients with hematuria from a demonstrated prostatic-origin which were treated with finasteride 5 mg/day. 58.6% had undergone previous prostatic surgery. Both previous-to-treatment hematuria and(More)
OBJECTIVES To know the incidence of tumoural pathology among our cases of horseshoe kidney (HK), a congenital anomaly occurring in 0.25% of the population, as well as their prognostic factors and follow-up. METHODS A total of 82 patients admitted at our Centre between 1967 and 1996 with an HK diagnosis were retrospectively reviewed. We have collected a(More)
INTRODUCTION The da Vinci robotic laparoscopic surgery, has been shown in radical prostatectomy, optimal functional and oncological results with a lower learning curve, greater comfort and vision for the surgeon, and proper preservation of the neurovascular bundles. This has led to begin the experience with robotic radical cystectomy (RRC). OBJECTIVES(More)
In recent years diagnosis and treatment of acute renal colic have changed thanks to the introduction of new radiological procedures that allow with high reliability to establish obstructive cause and a better treatment. In the other hand, there are multiple clinical studies that show the most effective treatments for acute crisis. The aim of this revision(More)
Over the last decade, open surgery, which is able to perform large extirpations and repairs of fragile tissues, is gradually being substituted with laparoscopic surgery due to the high benefits the latter entails for the patients, an also due to the learning difficulties for surgeons who must make up for such deficiencies applying higher efforts and a(More)
OBJECTIVES Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has proven its efficacy in the treatment of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the prostatic urethra. We performed a retrospective study to evaluate the use of intravesical instillations of BCG in patients with carcinoma in situ involving prostatic ducts after complete transurethral resection (TUR). MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To perform a retrospective evaluation of surgical complications and morbidity in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) as elective treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer in our center with previous transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). METHODS Between 1980-2004 we performed 59 radical prostatectomies in(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic surgery has been increasingly used in urology in recent years. Laparoscopy has been performed at our center since 2001. Changes over time in the indication of open versus laparoscopic/robotic surgery, hospital stay, and learning curve are reviewed. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of our database from 1997 to the end(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical technique the urologist should add to his surgical armamentarium. Its performance tries to mimic the surgical phases of open surgery, and also its indications. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a sophisticated technique that requires wide experience in the performance of endoscopic strategies. We are submitting our(More)