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e12004 Background: Chronic infections with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are frequently pronounced in the etiology of malignancies especially in hepatocellular carcinoma. The association between HCV and risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) development has been stated recently. METHODS The authors retrospectively evaluated hepatitis serology for HCV and HBV in(More)
PURPOSE We report our initial experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic neurovascular bundle (NVB) sparing radical cystoprostatectomy (RALRC), bilateral extended lymph node dissection (BELND) with intracorporeal Studer pouch construction for invasive bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS After initially performing >50 cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic(More)
PURPOSE Excision repair cross-complementation group 1 enzyme (ERCC1) plays a key role in the removal of platinum induced DNA adducts and cisplatin resistance. Prognostic role of ERCC1 expression in the neoadjuvant setting in bladder cancer has not been reported before. We evaluated the prognostic role of ERCC1 expression in bladder cancer receiving(More)
To examine the effect of steep Trendelenburg position (ST) on intraocular pressure (IOP), resistive index of the central retinal artery, and venous impedance index of the central retinal vein during robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy. A total of fifty-three male patients were included into the study (prostatectomy: 43, cystectomy: 10). During robotic(More)
We have read the article by Abel et al [1], and we believe that several points are worth discussing. In their article, as a summary, Abel et al stated that primary metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) tumors do not seem to respond as well as renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic sites. Surgical removal of the primary tumor might decrease tumor volume,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy (RAPN) procedures. At two centers, 42 patients underwent RAPN. Radius, Exo/Endophytic, Nearness, Anterior/Posterior, Location (R.E.N.A.L.) nephrometry and PADUA scores of patients were calculated by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Intra- and(More)