Roberto Castañeda-Argáiz

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OBJECTIVE Recent studies show an inverse relationship between testosterone levels and prostate cancer (PCa). The usefulness of hormonal patterns in PCa diagnosis is controversial. This study aimed to determine the relationship between hormonal patterns and PCa, and to find a cut-off point of hormone levels to assess PCa risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the validity of the ratio between the second and fourth finger (digit ratio; 2D/4D) of the left hand as a predictor for prostate cancer (PCa) in a group of men undergoing prostate biopsy. METHODS We prospectively recruited 204 consecutive patients referred for transrectal prostate biopsy due to PSA elevation or abnormal digital(More)
OBJECTIVE There is controversial evidence regarding preoperative testosterone (T) levels related to poor prognosis factors after radical prostatectomy (RP). The aim of this manuscript is to determine the relationship between preoperative T levels and final pathologic report together to biochemical recurrence after RP. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
Diverticular colonic disease is not as common in developing nations as in western and industrialized societies, accounting for approximately 130 000 hospitalizations per year in the United States, being diverticulitis the most frequent complication. Synchronous presentation of this complication is very rare, with only one case reported in literature. We(More)
BACKGROUND Rectovaginal fistula is defined as a result of an abnormal connection between the rectum and vagina. It is often a result of inflammatory bowel disease, iatrogenic illness, malignancy or trauma. Rectovaginal fistula treatment is dependent on the classification of the fistula (simple or complex). There are few reports on transposition of gracilis(More)
INTRODUCTION Because definitive long-term results are not yet available, the oncologic safety of laparoscopic surgery in rectal cancer remains controversial. Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME) for rectal cancer has been proposed to have several short-term advantages in comparison with open total mesorectal excision (OTME). However, few(More)
Hemangiomas are rare vascular tumors. They most commonly appear in the small bowel, as well as the colon and the rectum. Here, we report two cases of male patients who were admitted to our hospital for low rectal painless bleeding, misdiagnosed of hemorrhoid bleeding. Colonoscopy reported vascular tumors in both cases, which we surgically removed.
BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of colorectal pathologies is steal unclear. Some new evidence has shown some advantages over open procedures. Because it is a technically demanding procedure, the progress is very low, and used among few colorectal surgeons. OBJECTIVE To describe the experience of laparoscopic colorectal(More)
An angiomyxoma is a pelvic neoplasia compound of myofibroblasts. This is a case report of a 41 years old female patient, who presented with a painful, pelvic mass, identified by a tomography with malignant characteristics. Total surgical excision was performed and coursed with good evolution time.