Philippe Plante

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OBJECTIVE To examine adrenal invasion by renal cell carcinoma (RCC), particularly by adrenal micrometastasis, to determine whether adrenalectomy should be performed during radical nephrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1987 to 1994, 129 patients with RCC (90 men and 39 women, mean age 61.4 years, range 22-81) underwent radical nephrectomy with associated(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the feasibility, reproducibility and morbidity of retroperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 55 retroperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasties were performed at 3 institutions between September 1996 and May 2000 in 33 women and 21 men. Results were analyzed in regard to(More)
PURPOSE We assessed our experience with urological complications of laparoscopic surgery in regard to incidence, etiology, treatment and possible prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 350 laparoscopic procedures were performed at our institution between June 1993 and December 1999 in 206 men and 139 women. These procedures included pelvic lymph(More)
OBJECTIVE We have reviewed our surgical experience to assess intra- and postoperative morbidity and mortality in 25 patients 75 years old or older with invasive bladder cancer who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion or bladder substitution. METHODS Between January 1993 and February 1999, of 190 patients who underwent radical cystectomy, 23(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate in a prospective multicentre study (five centres) the preliminary results regarding efficacy and morbidity of the new tension-free transvaginal tape (TVT) technique in the treatment of urinary stress incontinence (USI) in women. METHODS From November 1996 to May 1999, 52 women of mean age 64 (range 37--91) years underwent the TVT(More)
PURPOSE To measure the incidence of second non-germ cell malignancies (SNGCM) in patients treated for a stage I-II testicular seminoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1970 to 1992, 131 evaluable patients received in the Institut Claudius Regaud a post-orchiectomy treatment for a stage I-II testicular seminoma. The therapeutic modalities, including salvage(More)
OBJECTIVES A multi-institutional study of 280 radical prostatectomy specimens obtained from three independent academic hospitals was undertaken to validate a nomogram developed for the prediction of specimenconfined protstate cancer after prostatectomy. METHODS Three preoperative factors - the Gleason score, prostatespecific antigen (PSA) and apical(More)
The objectives of the study were to determine the frequency of erectile dysfunction (ED) after liver transplantation (LT) and discuss potential risk factors. Of 123 eligible LT men, 98 (79.7%) responded to a questionnaire about sexual function at a mean time posttransplant of 5.4 +/- 4.0 years (1.0-21). Erection was evaluated using the five-question(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become an effective option for removing small adrenal tumors. We evaluated the retroperitoneal approach with regard to operative complications, morbidity and hospital stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1995 and March 2000 we performed a total of 115 laparoscopic adrenalectomies via the retroperitoneal(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the complications, hospital stay, and functional results of retroperitoneal laparoscopic (RL) pyeloplasty versus open pyeloplasty (OP) with a minimal subcostal incision. METHODS From October 1997 to January 2000, 53 consecutive nonrandomized patients underwent 26 RL pyeloplasties, of which 1 was bilateral (group 1), and 28 OP (group(More)