Paulo Roberto Kawano

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PURPOSE To present our series of patients who underwent laparoscopic correction of iatrogenic lesions and a review of the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 23 patients who underwent laparoscopic correction of iatrogenic lesions. Thirteen patients had open surgery, 6 had an endoscopic procedure, and 4 had a laparoscopic approach as the first(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength using transvaginal digital palpation in healthy continent women in different age groups, and to compare the inter- and intra-rater reliability of examiners performing anterior and posterior vaginal assessments. METHODS We prospectively studied 150 healthy multiparous women.(More)
Purpose: Evaluate the impact autologous fascial sling (AFS) and tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedures on quality-of-life in incontinent women. Materials and Methods: Forty-one women were randomly distributed into two groups. Group G1 (n = 21), underwent AFS and group G2 (n = 20) TVT implant. The clinical follow up was performed at 1, 6, 12 and 36(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the surgical technique and initial experience with a single-port retroperitoneal renal biopsy (SPRRB). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January and April 2013, five children underwent SPRRB in our hospital. A single 1.5 cm incision was performed under the 12th rib at mid-axillary line, and an 11 mm trocar was inserted. A nephroscope was(More)
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