Roughly a quarter of all clavicle fractures occur at the lateral end. Displaced fractures of the lateral clavicle have a higher rate of nonunion. The management of fractures of the lateral clavicle remains controversial. Open reduction internal fixation with a superiorly placed locking plate is a recently developed technique. However, there are no… (More)
INTRODUCTION This paper attempts to verify the anatomical veracity of the belief that in order to enter into a posterior calyx one must aim for the medial calyx during a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS Volume rendered and maximum intensity projection reconstructions of normal pelvicalyceal systems were assessed in various rotational planes.… (More)
INTRODUCTION Training residents to perform a PCNL puncture is hampered by the non-availability of a good inanimate model that can be used for demonstration and practice. The ethics of surgical training during actual surgeries is being questioned and the role of simulation is increasingly important. Virtual reality trainers, however, are prohibitively… (More)
AIMS To introduce the concept that a urological Nurse Specialist can perform Suprapubic Catheter (SPC) insertions independently without significant complications, if systematic training is given. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective audit of Suprapubic Catheter insertions performed by a Urological Nurse… (More)
We present images of three cases with false urethral anastomosis following urethroplasty. The likely causes are inadequate posterior urethral dissection and blind use of Hey Grove dilator. We recommend use of antegrade flexible cystoscopy to prevent this complication.
Anaphylactic shock was noted following an apparently uneventful transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Lidocaine jelly was used prior to urethral dilatation and before placement of three-way Foley. Lidocaine sensitivity was diagnosed serendipitously when lidocaine jelly was used for application of ECG electrodes. Anaphylaxis may be one of the rare… (More)