Learn More
The purpose of this study was to determine whether isolated renal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) induces renal tumor necrosis factor (TNF) mRNA production, TNF protein expression, or TNF bioactivity and, if so, whether local/early TNF production acts as mediator of ischemia-induced, neutrophil-mediated renal injury. After rats were anesthetized, varying(More)
INTRODUCTION Appendicovesicostomy (APV) and Monti ileovesicostomy (Monti) are commonly used catheterizable channels with similar outcomes on short-term follow-up. Their relative long-term results have not been previously published. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to assess long-term durability of APV and Monti channels in a large patient cohort. STUDY DESIGN In(More)
PURPOSE Occult tethered cord syndrome applies to patients with signs and symptoms consistent with a caudal spinal cord malformation despite normal neuroimaging. Although several reports of successful surgical treatment exist, controversy remains with respect to patient selection and efficacy. We present a large series with excellent clinical followup,(More)
PURPOSE Bladder augmentation is now a commonly accepted treatment in children with neuropathic bladder and other bladder anomalies. Bladder calculi have been reported in a third to a half of pediatric patients after bladder augmentation. We identify the incidence of bladder calculi and risk factors for stone formation in a large series of pediatric patients(More)
PURPOSE Cancer following augmentation cystoplasty is a recognized risk factor. The procedure has only gained popularity in pediatric urology within the last 25 years, limiting the population being studied by statistical power and the lack of long-term followup. The majority of reported cases of post-augmentation malignancy have occurred in adults with(More)
PURPOSE Management of perinatal testicular torsion is a highly controversial issue. Despite uncommon salvage of the affected gonad, exploration for ipsilateral orchiectomy and empiric contralateral orchiopexy have been recommended due to the unlikely but unfortunate possibility of asynchronous torsion. Observation with serial examination is the alternative.(More)
PURPOSE Despite continued controversy regarding the optimal method of urinary diversion after dismembered pyeloplasty in children, we have treated the majority of our patients with postoperative nephrostomy tubes and no stents. We report our experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of all patients who underwent surgery for ureteropelvic junction(More)
PURPOSE Small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has been described for corporal body grafting in cases of severe penile curvature. We reviewed our experience with a 2-stage repair using corporal body grafting with SIS for proximal hypospadias and severe chordee. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 12 patients with penoscrotal(More)
PURPOSE Concealed penis is an uncommon condition due to poor skin fixation at the base of the penis, cicatricial scarring after penile surgery and excessive obesity. The condition varies in severity and several surgical options are available, such as excision of previous scarring, degloving the penile shaft, reconstructing the penile shaft skin with flaps,(More)
PURPOSE We report the long-term outcome of the Malone antegrade continence enema procedure in the treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence in children with neuropathic bowel. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of 256 Malone antegrade continence enema procedures. Patient age at surgery, bowel segment used,(More)