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PURPOSE We retrospectively reviewed the outcome and long-term followup (mean 4.16 years) of bladder neck slings for the treatment of neurogenic urinary incontinence in 58 patients (15 males) who also underwent bladder augmentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 58 patients with neurogenic bladder (43 females and 15 males, median age 11.4 years)(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the long-term results for 2 patients with ureteral replacement using reconfigured transversely tubularized bowel segments according to the Yang-Monti principle. METHODS Between May 1999 and November 2001, 2 patients underwent ureteral replacement at our institution using a reconfigured ileal segment in one and colon in the other. The(More)
PURPOSE To our knowledge the risk of malignancy in patients with previous bladder augmentation with stomach is unknown. We report 3 cases of gastric adenocarcinoma and 1 of transitional cell carcinoma after augmentation cystoplasty with stomach with long-term followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 1989 and August 2002, 119 patients underwent(More)
Nutcracker syndrome is described as the symptomatic compression of left renal vein between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, resulting in outflow congestion of the left kidney. We present the case of a 51-year-old male with a left-sided inferior vena cava, resulting in compression of the right renal vein by the superior mesenteric artery.(More)
Hypospadias is an embryological disorder that results in an abnormal ventral positioning of the urethral meatus. Among multiple surgical techniques described to correct this anomaly, the use of buccal mucosa grafts has gained popularity among pediatric urologists, pediatric surgeons and plastic surgeons. Buccal mucosa grafts have shown favorable(More)
PURPOSE No consensus exists regarding the most effective procedure for neovagina formation. We describe our experience with modified single Monti tube colovaginoplasty in pediatric patients with disorders of sexual differentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six patients were retrospectively identified who underwent primary sigmoid vaginoplasty with a modified(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively review the outcome of appendix, transverse tubularized intestine segments, caecal flap, gastric tube and others tissue options used as a continent stoma for urinary and fecal incontinence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1993 and January 2003 we created 179 continent stomas to treat urinary and fecal incontinence in 135(More)
PURPOSE Endoscopic injection of dextranomer-hyaluronic acid copolymer is an accepted initial procedure to correct vesicoureteral reflux. Less data are available on its role in treating failed ureteral reimplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts from 2002 to 2008 and identified 21 patients (26 ureteral units) with(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with laparoscopic heminephrectomy using the transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches in 48 pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 48 laparoscopic heminephrectomies were performed in 35 girls and 13 boys 45 days to 17 years old (mean 4.08 years) between September 1998 and March 2005. The procedures(More)
Prostate cancer (CaP) is estimated to be first in incidence among cancers, with more than 240,000 new cases in 2012 in the United States. Chemokines and their receptors provide survival, proliferation, and invasion characteristics to CaP cells in both primary sites of cancer and metastatic locations. The emerging data demonstrate that many chemokines and(More)