Robert C de Petriconi

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PURPOSE Since 1986 orthotopic lower urinary tract reconstruction using the ileal neobladder has been our diversion of choice in patients of both sexes undergoing cystectomy. We report on experience and functional results of the first 363 men 11 years after this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Complications were assessed, tabulated, subdivided into early(More)
PURPOSE We studied the effect of radical cystectomy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder on survival and failure patterns when the 2 surgical standards cystectomy and neobladder were combined, when possible. MATERIALS AND METHODS A consecutive series of patients undergoing radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for transitional(More)
There is genetic predisposition associated with >=10% of all cancer of the prostate (CaP). By means of a genomewide search on a selection of 47 French and German families, parametric and nonparametric linkage (NPL) analysis allowed identification of a locus, on chromosome 1q42.2-43, carrying a putative predisposing gene for CaP (PCaP). The primary(More)
INTRODUCTION In this prospective study we set out to investigate the diagnostic value of [(11)C]choline-PET/CT in patients with suspected lymph node metastases before salvage lymph node dissection. PATIENTS AND METHODS 15 consecutive patients with rising PSA underwent [(11)C]choline-PET/CT and consecutive open salvage pelvic/retroperitoneal extended lymph(More)
PURPOSE We present our surgical and functional experience with orthotopic bladder replacement in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since 1986, 18 women have undergone lower urinary tract reconstruction with an ileal neobladder. A nerve sparing cystectomy is done, and reservoirs are connected to the proximal urethra or urethrovesical junction. A total of 13(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment strategy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (BCa) remains controversial. OBJECTIVE Better define the long-term outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC) alone for BCa and determine the impact of pathologic downstaging after transurethral resection in a large and homogeneous single-center series. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
PURPOSE In transplantation medicine the superiority of Bretschneider's histidine tryptophan ketoglutarate solution has been demonstrated in various animal investigations and in donor organs under clinical conditions. Because of the wide use of ultrasound scans and computerized tomography there has been a sharp increase in the number of small renal tumors(More)
Ex situ protection of donor organs for transplantation with initial cold perfusion is routinely used. The superiority of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution (HTK) has been demonstrated in animal models and clinical use, however. On the other hand, nephron-sparing surgery for surgical or functional solitary kidneys has been an established procedure(More)
Intravesical explosion during endoscopic resection are rare but may be devastating in effect, as shown by the case reported. The formation of explosive gas, essentially an air-hydrogen mixture, results from carbonization of tissues (particularly with the coagulation current) and the introduction of air into the bladder during manipulation of the resector.(More)
OBJECTIVES Hydronephrosis in patients with bladder cancer is caused by tumour at the ureteral orifice, secondary ureteral tumours, intramural or extravesical tumour infiltration, or compression of the ureter. This study investigated the prognostic impact of hydronephrosis in bladder cancer. METHODS A series of 788 patients were treated with radical(More)