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Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) uses single incisions for the introduction of instruments through a specially designed multi-lumen single port (multi-port) for the performance of several urologic procedures. Literature review regarding the LESS approach took place on May 2009 and the experiences of our institutions were also included. Almost all(More)
PURPOSE To present experience with the percutaneous management of iatrogenic ureteral injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen women and six men with a mean age of 59.3 years (range 33-80 years) received a diagnosis of ureteral injury sustained during gynecologic, urologic, and general surgical procedures. In a total of 25 injured ureters, 12 had(More)
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has emerged in the recent years as an alternative approach to conventional laparoscopic surgery which is accompanied by additional advantages over laparoscopy. In this work we attempt to review the current literature and to investigate the possible combination of LESS to other currently available approaches such(More)
BACKGROUND The Resonance metallic ureteral stent (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) has been introduced for the management of extrinsic-etiology ureteral obstruction for time periods up to 12 mo. OBJECTIVE The current study aims to determine short- and medium-term effectiveness of the Resonance stent in malignant and benign ureteral obstruction. (More)
BACKGROUND Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has been developed in an attempt to further reduce the surgical trauma associated with conventional laparoscopy. Partial nephrectomy (PN) represents a challenging indication for LESS. OBJECTIVE To report a large multi-institutional series of LESS-PN and to analyze the predictors of outcomes after(More)
We herein review our experience with endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (EERPE) as a first line therapy for localized prostate cancer. A series of 1,300 patients underwent EERPE (“wide excision”, standard nervesparing technique (nsEERPE), or intrafascial nsEERPE). The mean age of the patients was 63.3 years. Preoperative PSA mean value was(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the experience with the extraperitoneal approach for robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy (RASP) in a technique replicating the vesicocapsular incision technique of open surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS RASP was performed on patients with a prostate volume of >80 cm(3) with an indication for open enucleation of the prostate.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ureteral reconstructive surgery necessitates adequate exposure of the ureteral lesion and results in large abdominal incisions. Robot assistance allows the performance of complex ureteral reconstructive surgery through small incisions. The current series includes only cases of Boari flaps performed by robot assistance and attempts to(More)
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) are the next steps in the evolution of laparoscopic surgery, promising reduced morbidity and improved cosmetic result. The inconsistent terminology initially used led to confusion. Understanding the technical evolution, the current status and a unified(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mid-term effects of haemostatic sealant application during tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) on renal drainage and histology in an in vivo porcine study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bilateral percutaneous access was established in 28 porcine renal units. At the end of the procedure, a type 1 absorbable fish origin collagen(More)