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We present a case of a 44-year-old female who was evaluated for left recurrent flank and abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography demonstrated a large cystic mass on the upper pole of the left kidney. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large, homogenous cystic mass measuring 8.5 × 9.5 cm with well-defined contours, being hypointense on T1-weighted images(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes of open (O-), laparoscopic (L-) and robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL-) radical prostatectomy (RP) performed by the same surgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS From May 1999 to April 2012, 484 RPs were performed by a single surgeon. Patients' data including age, body-mass index, serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level, Gleason(More)
Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder is a rare entity in childhood. We report on a 10-year-old boy with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder who presented with gross hematuria. Ultrasonography revealed a papillary lesion in the bladder. Cystoscopic evaluation showed a papillary lesion with a thick stalk located just above the right ureteral(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of intralesional interferon-alpha 2b combined with oral vitamin E or intralesional interferon-alpha 2b alone or oral vitamin E alone for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. METHODS From January 2000 to March 2002, a total of 30 consecutive men with Peyronie's disease were randomized prospectively into three(More)
We tried to compare the parameters of nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity (NPTR) testing with erectile function (EF) domain score of International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), which is used in diagnosis and determining the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED), and to assess the sufficiency of IIEF in the diagnosis of ED. A total of 90 men, mean(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, efficacy and/or long-term satisfaction with most of those ED treatment options have been suboptimal. AIM In this study we try to evaluate the effect of aggressive treatment and DM regulation on the erectile function in men with DM-induced ED (DMED). (More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in bladder cancer (BC) patients. We evaluated the impact of preoperative anemia on oncologic outcomes in BC undergoing transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TURBT) for the first time diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the data collected from 639 patients who(More)
OBJCTIVE Although the testosterone has a protective effect on heart, patients having maximal androgen blockade due to prostate cancer resembles endothelial dysfunction and cardiac problems when compared to normal population. We aimed to test the effect of 17 beta estradiol on the orchiectomized male rat heart electrophysiology and ion channel expression(More)
Mechanical failure with a malleable penile prosthesis is very rare, and no mechanical failure has been reported with the AMS 650 malleable penile prosthesis. A 67-year-old man, using the AMS 650 malleable penile prosthesis without a problem since 1999, presented with right penile deformity and difficulty in sexual intercourse for the preceding 2 months.(More)
OBJECTIVE Skin-to-stone distance (SSD) is a stronger factor than body mass index in predicting the success of shock wave lithotripsy. We aimed to evaluate the impact of SSD on outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 1,280 patients who had undergone PCNL between April 2007 and February 2012 were(More)