INTRODUCTION Medical treatment in chronic constipation is not always successful. Surgery is indicated in unresponsive selected severe cases. This study presents the distal venous colic ligation in rat as a novel surgical approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS 16 rats (study group) were evaluated in 3 phases of 6 days each: A (normal conditions), B… (More)
Introduction The diagnosis and management of asymptomatic prostate cancer (PC) are complex issues in the midst of several controversies and conflicting recommendations. Largely due to the results of two large PSA screening trials showing an unclear benefit of PSA screening on overall patient survival, the US PSTF has recommended against its routine use (1).… (More)
Patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) have an increased risk of additional malignancies. We identified characteristics of MM and RCC associated with a patient developing both cancers. A total of 147,656 cases of RCC and 225,548 of MM submitted to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database between 1973 and 2008… (More)
Focal therapy (FT) for the management of clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) is growing from a concept to reality because of increased interest of both patients and physicians. Selection protocols, however, are yet to be established. We discuss the role of prostate biopsy in candidate selection for FT and highlight the different strategies and… (More)
The concept of focal therapy in oncologic surgery refers to maximizing healthy tissue preservation while maintaining excellent cancer control outcomes. Herein, we address the recent advantages in the field of focal therapy for both kidney and prostate cancer, focusing on technological achievements and future perspectives.