Paolo Curti

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To discuss retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) etiopathogenesis and to report on our experience in the treatment of the disease. From 1977 to 1998 26 RPF patients, 15 idiopathic (I group) and 11 secondary (II group), entered our clinic. Vascular risk factors of the I group were cigarette smoking (73.3%) and arterial hypertension (46.6%). Etiologic factors of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of the study was to define treatment rules for the uncommon, rarely (10%) malignant and chemorefractory Leydig cell tumors (LCT) of the testis. METHODS The main clinical data of patients treated in centers affiliated to the GUONE (North-Eastern Uro-Oncological Group, Italy) were reviewed. We considered 52 patients (54 tumors, 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of tamoxifen in the treatment of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis in one patient and to review the results reported in the literature. METHODS A 68-year-old man with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis and obstructive acute renal failure was admitted to our department. Bilateral ureteral stents were placed and(More)
Sacrocolpopexy, a surgical technique with a low morbidity rate, is a valid procedure for repairing vaginal vault prolapse. To our knowledge, only 1 case of rectum erosion after open sacrocolpopexy has been reported in the literature, and there is no record of any such incident after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. We report the first case of mesh erosion(More)
Congenital penile curvature is not such a rare pathology and it is responsible for important aesthetic and functional problems. This malformation, can render intercourse difficult and painful, but it can be cured with a simple surgical procedure that almost always guarantees excellent results. In this work we report on the treatment of 48 patients (aged(More)
Vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF) still represent a sad complication of surgery of the female genital system. In this article an extensive review of the literature was conducted, analyzing the etiological, pathological and clinical aspects, as well as the therapeutical problems. For this purpose, we have compared the many surgical techniques proposed for(More)
After having described the surgical anatomy of the lumbar region, with particular regard to the relationships with pleura and peritoneum, as well as to the course of the nervous structures of the region (12th intercostal, ileohypogastric and ileoinguinal), the authors describe the possible complications related with the surgical approaches to the lumbar(More)