Paul F. Zelkovic

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PURPOSE Management for blunt trauma with breach of the renal capsule or bladder (extraperitoneal) has largely become nonsurgical since a conservative approach proved to be effective and safe. Currently the recommendation for managing testicular rupture is surgical exploration and débridement or orchiectomy. We report outcomes in boys diagnosed with(More)
The ability to access selectively distal nerve branches at the level of the compound pudendal nerve (PN) would allow control of multiple neural pathways and genitourinary functions at a single location. Nerve cuff electrodes can selectively stimulate individual fascicles; however the PN fascicular anatomy is unknown. The fascicular representation of distal(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Energy-based tumor ablative techniques are under development for the minimally invasive treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Radiofrequency ablation has recently entered phase II clinical trials for the treatment of small renal tumors. The authors review the status of these clinical trials. RECENT FINDINGS Radiofrequency ablation has shown(More)
PURPOSE The most difficult portion of laparoscopic pyeloplasty is the intracorporeal suturing involved in the anastomosis. We identified whether there is a difference in outcomes between a laparoscopic hand sewn anastomosis and a robotic assisted anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 29 patients who underwent pyeloplasty in the last 30 months,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term occurrence of hydroceles and varicocele recurrence in patients receiving lymphatic sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy (LSLV) compared to those receiving plain laparoscopic varicocelectomy (PLV), and also to assess the growth of testicular volume postoperatively. METHODS We employed a standard three-trocar configuration.(More)
PURPOSE Buccal mucosa is the favored graft material for patients with long urethral defects and a paucity of skin. Since 2007, we have used the novel tunneled buccal mucosa tube graft urethroplasty technique in these patients. We describe this operative technique and report our surgical and functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2007 and 2013,(More)
INTRODUCTION Aphallia is exceedingly rare (1/30 million births). Previous reports have provided limited detail on associated urinary tract findings. OBJECTIVE We reviewed urinary tract anomalies in two boys with aphallia (patients 1 and 2) and a girl with urinary tract dysplasia, a similar external appearance and lack of corporal tissue (patient 3), also(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the first exclusively pediatric series of robot-assisted urachal remnant excisions in children. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all children who underwent robot-assisted excision of urachal remnants from 2010 to 2016. For the procedure, a 3-port approach was performed in all cases. Excision of the urachus was performed,(More)
Conjoined twins are identical twins that have incompletely separated in utero. The prognosis for conjoined twins is poor and management in a skilled tertiary care centre is paramount for definitive care. We describe our experience with a telemedical consultation on conjoined twins in The Dominican Republic from our eHealth centre in Valhalla, NY. The(More)
A 16-year-old female patient presented to our emergency department with a left upper extremity radiculopathy prompting several imaging studies. Magnetic resonance imaging of the neck revealed multiple cervical vertebrae lesions and computed tomography imaging demonstrated a 15-cm calcified mass originating from the left kidney and extending into the(More)