Marta Rossanese

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Varicocele repair is mainly indicated in young adult patients with clinical palpable varicocele and abnormal semen parameters. Varicocele treatment is associated with a significant improvement in sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and pregnancy rate. Antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy (ASS) represented one of the main alternatives to the traditional(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate Graves' classification of the intrarenal arteries and to verify the absence of collateral arterial blood supply between different renal segments, in order to maximize peri-operative and functional outcomes of partial nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed on 15 normal kidneys sampled from eight unembalmed(More)
Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging is an emerging imaging modality for diagnosis, staging, characterization, and treatment planning of prostate cancer. In this report, we reviewed the literature for studies assessing the accuracy of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging in detecting clinically significant prostate cancer, and we critically(More)
Elderly men are likely to be diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer, however only few studies have assessed the appropriate treatment in such patients. Radical prostatectomy is one valid alternative. Perioperative outcomes, functional outcomes and oncological outcomes have to be carefully discussed in patient counselling. Fewer perioperative(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe step-by-step an original urethrovesical anastomosis technique (urethral fixation) in patients undergoing retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP), to compare their early urinary continence recovery with those in a control group receiving a standard anastomosis technique and to identify the predictors of early urinary continence(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The objective of this review article is to summarize and critically analyze the studies published in the previous year and report perioperative, functional, and oncologic outcomes after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). RECENT FINDINGS Recent case series studies evaluating LPN confirmed(More)
The widespread robotic surgery in the world highlighted the relevance of the training programs for young urologists and residents. In the last years, urologic societies and some independent robotic surgeons strongly worked to standardize some general and specific training modules. Theoretical and practical sections of robotic training programs have been(More)
To critically analyse available phase II and III randomised control trials (RCTs) reporting clinical data about the efficacy and tolerability of Mirabegron (a β₃-adrenoceptor agonist) in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome. A review of the literature was performed in September 2013 using the MEDLINE database. A 'free text' protocol was used(More)
The rapid introduction of robotic procedures necessitates new training methods. Currently, we can estimate that in a considerable proportion of the hospitals in Europe, the criteria for the surgeon's competence before starting with robotic surgery are insufficient. Therefore, the development of structured robotic training programs should be considered as(More)
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is a fundamental surgical step in the treatment of testicular cancer. Nowadays, primary RPLND has partially lost its role in favour of active surveillance (for low risk stage I disease) and short cycle chemotherapy in non-seminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT). Conversely, post-chemotherapy RPLND (PC-RPLND)(More)