Mauro Silvani

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The long-term outcomes of 157 patients affected by Peyronie's disease (PD) who underwent penile straightening with Egydio's technique between January 2004 and December 2008 are reported. Only patients with PD who were stable for at least 6-12 months prior to surgery were enrolled in this study. Preoperative assessment included a dynamic echo colour Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVES In our work we evaluate the incidence of testicular microlithiasis (TM) on more than 500 scrotal echoes we performed in our hospital in a period of three years, from 1998 to 2001. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ultrasound sonography (USS) was performed by a 5.5-7.5 double scanned Mhz probe (Ansaldo AU 560 degrees). RESULTS We found only 2 cases of TM(More)
Penile cancer is an uncommon malignancy. Surgical treatment is inevitably mutilating. Considering the strong impact on patients' sexual life we want to evaluate sexual function and satisfaction after partial penectomy. The patients in this study (n = 25) represented all those who attended our institutions and were diagnosed and treated for penile cancer(More)
Restoration of adequate cosmesis and preservation of sexual and urinary function are the main goals of penile reconstructive surgery following amputation for carcinoma. Split thickness skin grafts and oral mucosa grafts have been widely used for the creation of a pseudoglans with excellent cosmetic and functional results. The main drawbacks associated with(More)
The surgical techniques used by Austoni and Egydio in the treatment of Peyronie's disease are based on geometric principles. The aim of this paper is to report our multicentric experience and technical changes to Austoni's original technique, focusing on several tips and tricks to make this technique easy to perform, even by less experienced practitioners.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assesses the surgical and functional efficacy of corporoplasty with buccal mucosa graft, patients and partner's satisfaction, and the low cost of this operation. Biocompatible tissues are frequently used during corporoplasty, but they are expensive and often do not match the thickness and elasticity of the tunica albuginea, leading to fibrosis(More)
OBJECTIVES Etiological and pathogenic mechanisms of Peyronie's disease (PPI) are today better known than in the past, but till now therapeutic options are not completely satisfactory. In fact several therapeutic alternatives were suggested, but none demonstrated its superiority. Surgery is the preferred option in chronic stable disease with the following(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyaluronic acid has been shown to be efficacious in decreasing scar formation, inflammation, and oxidative stress. AIM To assess the efficacy of intralesional injection of hyaluronic acid in patients affected by Peyronie's disease. METHODS In this prospective, single-arm, self-controlled, interventional, multicenter pilot study, 65 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies on the prevalence of male sexual diseases are currently available due to difficult application of observational studies or andrological disease prevention campaigns on large series of apparently healthy subjects. The medical check-up linked to compulsory military service represented in Italy a valid tool for epidemiological and(More)
From 1985 to 1993 we observed 9 female patients with urethral diverticula. All patients underwent first clinical examination and then US (suprapubic and transrectal or transvaginal scans) and X-ray cystography which demonstrated the communication between the diverticula and the urethra, MRI was also performed, in order to explain the rapports between the(More)