Renato Falci

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in renal transplant recipients with clinically localized prostate cancer. METHODS A prospective protocol was established between August 2004 and November 2007. In that period, 8 patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer were submitted to RRP, and their(More)
PURPOSE To assess the radiological findings of urogenital tuberculosis (UGT) in patients at different disease stages, for a better understanding of its pathophysiology. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the radiological exams of 20 men (median age 41 years; range: 28-65) with urogenital tuberculosis diagnosis. The patients were classified(More)
CONTEXT Extension of pheochromocytomas to the inferior vena cava is rare. Multicentric tumors are rare as well, being present in up to 10% of cases. Surgery is the treatment of choice because of the long-term survival free of disease. DESIGN Case report. CASE REPORT We report on a case of right adrenal pheochromocytoma with extension to the(More)
BACKGROUND A 38-year-old man with AIDS presented to hospital with a 3-month history of fevers, bilateral lumbar pain, dysuria and increased urinary frequency. Six years earlier he had received 6 months' treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis. At presentation, he was on antiretroviral therapy with a combination of efavirenz, stavudine and lamivudine. (More)
BACKGROUND Sensitized patients (pts) may develop acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) due to preformed donor-specific antibodies, undetected by pre-transplant complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) crossmatch (XM). We hypothesized that C4d staining in 1-h post-reperfusion biopsies (1-h Bx) could detect early complement activation in the renal allograft(More)
Urinary fistula is a one of the most common complications after kidney transplantation. Conservative treatment with stent and Foley catheter drainage may be tried, however in some cases more invasive approach is needed. Caliceal fistula is a rare condition and the diagnosis may be missed. Here we present an interesting case of caliceal-cutaneous fistula(More)
UNLABELLED The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a hereditary disease that requires frequent endoscopic and surgical intervention, leading to secondary complications such as short bowel syndrome. CASE REPORT This paper reports on a 15-year-old male patient with a family history of the disease, who underwent surgery for treatment of an intestinal occlusion due to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the results of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with open donor nephrectomy. METHODS A non-randomized prospective analysis was conducted of living donor kidney transplantations (118 open donor nephrectomies; 57 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies) between January 2005 and December 2007 in the Kidney(More)
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the results of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with open donor nephrectomy. Methods: A non-randomized prospective analysis was conducted of living donor kidney transplantations (118 open donor nephrectomies; 57 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies) between January 2005 and December 2007 in the Kidney(More)
OBJECTIVES We describe the results of over one hundred nephrectomies performed using a subcostal mini incision. INTRODUCTION A major effort has been undertaken to encourage living donor renal transplantation. New techniques that use minimally invasive approaches to perform donor nephrectomy have been progressively accepted. Among these new procedures is(More)