Jörg Rassler

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In an anatomical study of serial sections of the bladder neck taken from 65 cadavers of all age groups the ventral longitudinal muscle system is shown as a single unit. It is characterized by two origins and two insertions. A detailed description is given. It should be emphasized that there is no connection between this muscle system and any muscle layer of(More)
The presence of intratumoural heterogeneity in DNA distribution patterns has been accepted. However, most previous studies have not taken this fact into consideration. The value of DNA cytometry depends on its reproducibility. This could be influenced by heterogeneity failure. The aim of the present study is to evaluate intratumoural heterogeneity in renal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) performed in several German centres with different laparoscopic experience, as LA has become the gold-standard approach for benign surgical adrenal disorders; however, for solitary metastasis or primary adrenal cancer its precise role is uncertain. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
The course of patients suffering from renal cell carcinoma depends on various factors. The measurement of the nuclear DNA content has been considered as a prognostic indicator in addition to morphologic and clinical parameters. The meaning of this parameter is under discussion today. The aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of nuclear(More)
BACKGROUND The authors investigated whether cancer patients who have comorbid mental health disorders (MD) are at greater risk of early retirement compared with those who do not have MD. METHODS Individuals ages 18 to 55 years from a consecutive sample of patients who were admitted for inpatient oncologic treatment were interviewed using structured(More)
Today, the classical bacteria that cause venereal diseases, e.g. gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid and inguinal granuloma, only account for a small proportion of all known sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Other bacteria and viruses as well as yeasts, protozoa and epizoa must also be regarded as causative organisms of STD. Taken together, all sexually(More)
Background For patients with prostate cancer (PCa), the presence of pelvic lymph node metastasis (LNM) is a strong predictor of poor outcome. However, the approaches with promising sensitivity and specificity to detect LNM are still lacking. We investigated the value of collapsin response mediator protein 4 (CRMP4) promoter methylation in biopsies as a(More)
We assessed the misdiagnosed prostate cancer in radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens and the associated parameters. A total of 3,821 patients were treated by RP. A meticulous process to identify misdiagnosed PCa in the specimen was followed. This protocol included the review of biopsies, prostatic specimens after TURP and RP surgical specimens. The(More)
Transitional cell carcinomas are tumors with a high tendency of local recurrence. The extent of the primary tumor and histopathologic grade incompletely predict the individual outcome. In several studies, measurement of nuclear DNA content has been found to be of prognostic value in bladder cancer. We performed static DNA cytometry on transitional cell(More)
With the help of the scanning microscope photometry DNA content and size of Feulgen-stained cytoblasts may be measured. On smears of 28 tumours of the urinary bladder of all degrees of differentiation in each case 200 nuclei were investigated, the DNA and surface values were applied in histograms and these were compared one with another. With increasing(More)