Jesús María Fernández Gómez

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OBJECTIVES 1.--To evaluate the efficacy of the NMP-22 as a diagnostic test for bladder tumor recidives; 2.--To compare the efficacy of NMP-22 vs. urine cytology. METHODS 90 Patients with superficial bladder tumors were included in the study, undergoing cytologic, cystoscopic and NMP-22 marker controls. NMP 22 test was considered positive when the marker(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study was to evaluate patient tolerance to transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy using anesthesia with 2 grams of intrarectal lidocaine gel, and to evaluate the complications of the test. METHODS 148 prostate biopsies with intrarectal lidocaine were performed over a four month period. The same intrarectal ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVES To review two cases of extra adrenal pheochromocytoma. METHODS We present two cases: a 75-year-old patient with history of high blood pressure and intravesical tumor compatible with urinary bladder paraganglioma, and a 59-year-old patient with a retroperitoneal tumor arising from para-aortic ganglia. RESULTS Diagnosis was made by CT scan and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the treatment of testicular germ-cell cancer in our series. METHODS 73 cases with the diagnosis of germ-cell testicular tumours were reviewed. All cases underwent orchiectomy and extension study with abdominal CT-scan and either chest X-ray or Thoracic CT-scan. We reviewed the treatment options employed in our series, analysing(More)
OBJECTIVES Fournier's gangrene is a synergistic infective necrotizing fascitis, which involves perianal, perineal and genital regions, with rapid evolution and severe prognosis. We perform a literature review and report a recent case. METHODS We report the case of a male patient who presented with scrotal pain and history of excretion of a chicken bone in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of urinary BTA-TRAK as a marker in monitoring superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and to compare urine cytology with urinary sediment testing. METHODS 700 consecutive determinations using BTA-TRAK to monitor unselected patients that had undergone surgery for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The asynchronic contraction of the left ventricle due to left bundle branch block or right ventricular pacing is inferior from a hemodynamic point of view to the synchronic contraction through the conduction system. Several authors have reported some cases of pump failure and deterioration of mitral regurgitation after AV nodal(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the case of an adrenal pheochromocytoma presenting as a retroperitoneal haemorrhage. METHODS 53 year old patient without previous medical history who presents with a spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage. RESULTS CT-scan was performed showing a retroperitoneal collection. The patient underwent emergency adrenalectomy with a final(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical features in our series of patients of germ-cell testicular cancer. METHODS The charts of 73 patients with diagnosis of germ-cell testicular tumours were reviewed. Age, history of cryptorchism, time to diagnosis, main symptoms, and serum markers values (alpha- fetoprotein and beta-HCG) were analysed. All cases underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE [corrected] To report a rare case of secondary testicular plasmocytoma in the context of a testicular mass. METHOD We introduced a patient with plasmocytoma and a testicular infiltration of his systemic affection. RESULT An inguinal orquiectomy was performed to treat the testicular infiltration and no recurrence of the process was seen after 6(More)