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We describe the clinical courses of four infants with infantile myofibromatosis (IM). This entity is a mesenchymal disorder of early infancy characterized by the formation of tumors in skin, muscle, viscera, bone, and subcutaneous tissues. Previously known as congenital generalized fibromatosis, IM was formerly thought to be a rare condition that was(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the aetiology of stones which occur in enterocystoplasties and continent diversions, generally attributed to the presence of foreign material, e.g. staples, or to recurrent urinary infection, in patients with augmented or substituted bladders. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised 467 patients who had undergone reconstruction of(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the ultrastructure of detrusor smooth muscle from the bladders of symptomatic men with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) caused by benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) and compare this with a matched control group; to determine how detrusor morphology relates to urodynamic findings and to develop a better understanding of the natural(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy and use of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology for the diagnosis of renal masses because with the improved quality and increasing use of ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT), asymptomatic renal masses, particularly small (< 5 cm) tumours, are being discovered more frequently. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1995(More)
FloSeal hemostatic matrix has been reported to be effective for the control of intraoperative bleeding in various surgeries. We report 3 patients who experienced a possible allergic response to FloSeal with the formation of excessive granulation tissue and fibrosis that were associated with early postoperative pelvic pain that led to additional surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis, in a prospective randomized double-blind study, that the combination of intravesical prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and oral bethanechol chloride (BC) are additive or synergistic in improving bladder emptying, as they have been used alone for treating impaired detrusor contractility with little clinical benefit. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the role of transarterial renal embolization in our unit, assessing the indications, tolerability and efficacy of this technique for treating renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients undergoing transarterial embolization between 1991 and 1999 were identified and 25 case notes analysed retrospectively. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION In this observational study, pain was measured continuously in men undergoing flexible cystoscopy, in order to help to identify which parts of the procedure were the most painful. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men who were to undergo flexible cystoscopy were recruited. Pain was measured continuously throughout flexible cystoscopy by asking the subject(More)
The Prostakath stent is recommended as an option in the treatment of acute urinary retention in the patient at high risk from a transurethral resection of the prostate. In 57 of 64 patients with acute retention, voiding was re-established. A stent-related problem developed in 16 patients and further treatment was usually required. Patients with(More)
PURPOSE We quantify and compare ultrastructural changes seen at high power on electron microscopic examination of detrusor biopsies from underactive and control bladders. MATERIALS AND METHODS The detrusor underactivity group consisted of 14 patients (mean age 64.0 years) with post-micturition residuals greater than 300 ml., impaired contractility and no(More)