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BACKGROUND The lack of standardized reporting of the complications of radical prostatectomy in the literature has made it difficult to compare incidences across institutions and across different surgical approaches. OBJECTIVE To define comprehensively the incidence, severity, and timing of onset of medical and surgical complications of open retropubic(More)
OBJECTIVE • To assess, in a risk/benefit analysis, the additional risk for complications and benefits of extending the indications and anatomical limits of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND). PATIENTS AND METHODS • In total, 971 consecutive patients with clinically localized prostate cancer underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy from 2003-2007. •(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated our experience with renal cortical tumors to determine whether tumor size is associated with malignant histology and/or nuclear grade. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 2,675 patients treated surgically at our institution for renal cell carcinoma or a benign tumor between 1989 and 2007. Histological subtype and tumor size were(More)
BACKGROUND Although oncologic outcomes appear to be similar after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and open partial nephrectomy (OPN), data on renal function are lacking. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the change over time in renal function after LPN and OPN. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We identified 987 patients with a single sporadic tumor and a(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe, and show in the accompanying video segments, a technique for extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and report our clinicopathologic and perioperative outcomes. The extent of pelvic lymphadenectomy during radical prostatectomy has not been standardized. However, evidence(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? In spite of its low specificity, PSA is the most widely used screening test for prostate cancer (PCa), and is considered the main cause of the stage migration recently observed. The ratio of free to total PSA (%fPSA) has been shown to increase PSA accuracy in cancer detection; however, few(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative outcomes of standard pelvic to full-template lymph node (LN) dissection (LND) during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 94 patients undergoing RALP with LND between January 2007 and August 2008, by one surgeon. In February 2008 the LND template was modified to(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the correlation between the "International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form" (ICIQ-UISF) survey and the urodynamic findings in men with urinary incontinence (UI) following radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS 88 men who presented post-RP UI for a minimum of 1 year were enrolled prospectively. All answered the(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that men with prostate cancer (PCA) and preoperative disease features considered favorable for focal treatment would be accurately characterized with transrectal biopsy and prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by performing a retrospective analysis of a selected cohort of such patients treated with radical(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze our experience with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) to detail postoperative adverse events and identify factors that may contribute to adverse surgical outcomes. Complications from LPN result from a variety of factors, both technical and inherent. METHODS Single-center review of 144 consecutive LPN (4 surgeons) performed(More)