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To investigate the effectiveness and safety of periurethral injections (PIs) of polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAHG, Bulkamid®) for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This double-centre prospective study included 82 female patients with SUI who were treated with PIs of PAHG between January 2008 and December 2010 in outpatient setting. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Sertoli cell tumours have a rare (0.4-1.5% of all testicular neoplasms) and heterogeneous pathology. The aim of this paper is to analyse the histological classification of Sertoli cell tumours, in order to assess if the three different histotypes--classic type, large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumour (LCCSCT) and sclerosing Sertoli cell(More)
INTRODUCTION Urinary incontinence can negatively affect sexual function. AIM To investigate sexual function in female patients treated for urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) by periurethral injections. METHODS This double-center prospective study included 29 female patients who were treated for USI by periurethral injections of polyacrylamide hydrogel(More)
PURPOSE Optimal tissue oxygenation, as obtained by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, potentiates or restores the host's bactericidal mechanisms and wound healing activity in patients afflicted by serious synergeic aerobic and anaerobic infections of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. Furthermore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has a direct toxic effect on(More)
The simultaneous presence of renal aplasia/dysplasia, ureteral ectopia and seminal vesicle cyst represents an exceptionally rare malformation. The literature is reviewed here and a new case of such malformation, concerning a 45-year-old man affected by recurrent epididymitis, is reported.
To report a matched-pair comparative analysis between open (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for clinical (c) T1a renal masses from a large prospective multicenter dataset. The RECORd Project includes all patients who underwent OPN and LPN for kidney cancer between January 2009 and January 2011 at 19 Italian centers. Open and laparoscopic(More)
The authors refer their clinical experience of the use of embolization of the hypogastric arteries in cases of serious haemorrhage of the bladder and prostate. The immediate results in the 14 cases observed are decidedly positive, especially considering the serious conditions of certain neoplastic patients, which ruled out alternative surgical treatment.(More)
Ureteral herniation is a rare, often misdiagnosed event and serious surgical complications are possible. Until 1992, 128 cases of ureteral herniation were reported and in 54 (42%) the inguino-scrotal region was involved. From an anatomical and pathogenic standpoint, two types of uretero-inguinal hernias can be identified: paraperitoneal (more frequent,(More)
The authors report a preliminary study of 12 cases of carcinoma of the prostate confined to the prostate (T1, T2, T3, NO, MO) treated by pelvic lymphadenectomy and the implantation of grains of I 125 in the prostatic tissue. Irradiation continued for six months, providing most dose of 100 Gy in the prostate. Interstitial irradiation caused not only the(More)
Ancient schwannoma is a rare subtype of typical schwannoma, with histological predominance of degenerative findings. We report the second case of retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma (occurred in a 45-year-old female referred to our institution for an unremitting right lumbar pain) and pinpoint clinical, radiological, prognosis and therapeutic aspects of this(More)