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INTRODUCTION San Antonio, Somacarrera (1977) and Rousaud-Inmark (1984) studies established the first data of incidence and prevalence about urolithiasis in Spain. Other regional or national epidemiologic details were given for several authors from 1977 to 2002. MATERIAL AND METHOD Sixteen papers with original data about incidence or prevalence have been… (More)
PURPOSE We report our results using lyophilized human dura mater for urethral strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The results of 131 urethroplasties using lyophilized human dura mater grafts were reviewed. The etiology of the stricture was unknown in most cases and 44.3% had not been previously treated. Mean stricture length was 10 cm. A dura mater patch… (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)
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)
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)
Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are rare bening tumours that are componed of mature fat cells and myeloid elements. These lesions are usually asyntomatic and often found incidentally on radiographic studies. We report a case of extra-adrenal perirenal myelolipoma.
OBJECTIVE We present the 100 first robotic radical prostatectomy with Da Vinci (RRPdaV), corresponding to the first experience in Spain. METHODS We reviewed the first 100 patients that underwent transperitoneal RRPda performed in Fundació Puigvert between July 2005 and January 2007. All cases were performed by 5 surgeons, being the learning curve for all… (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)
There is an increasement on the incidence of tumours within the population of renal transplanted, from three to five times over general population. Related to urological tumours, it emphasizes an increase in the incidence of the renal carcinoma, around 4,7% against 3% on general population. In this case, we present a 56-year-old patient, who suffered a… (More)
A right-renal angiomyolipoma with tumour thrombus into the inferior vena cava was incidentally detected. This is the ninth published case of its type and the second incidental case. Presence of a thrombus does not imply invasive disease, but the tumour then is often bigger than 6 cm and radical surgery is mandatory.