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AIM Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is being evaluated throughout the world. The aim of the present study is to report early multi-institutional experience of the procedure in Japan. METHODS A total of 148 men who were diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at seven different institutions in(More)
To investigate the correlation between histological differences and clinical findings in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), quantitative morphometrical analysis on prostate was performed on 26 specimens obtained by TURP. The relative and total volume of each histological component were obtained. In this series, the proportion of fibrous(More)
To investigate the factors which influence the results of the ice-water test (IWT) in patients with cerebrovascular accidents or infravesical obstruction, IWT was performed on these patients with urge urinary incontinence. Thirty-two patients with cerebrovascular lesions (group 1) and 16 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (group 2) who demonstrated(More)
To evaluate the renal toxicity of intravenous administration of ioversol and iohexol, the urinary N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG) to creatinine ratio was measured before and after drip infusion pyelography. Thirty patients received intravenous ioversol and 29 patients received iohexol. The urinary NAG to creatinine ratio tended to increase after(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether area densities of histological elements within prostatic adenoma affect objective and subjective parameters of patients with prostatic hyperplasia. Modified uroflowmetry parameters including Qmax/T100, TQmax/T100 and voiding efficiency were also measured. The area densities of histological elements did(More)
The present study demonstrates the clinical experience of pelvic floor stimulation using percutaneous implantable electrodes and implantable electrical stimulator for the treatment of reflex urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injury. Pelvic floor stimulation was carried out on six paraplegic patients who had urinary incontinence from an(More)
A phenotypically male of dicentric Y chromosome with no evidence of sex chromosomal mosaicism is reported. Staining of fluorescence in situ hybridization using Y chromosome centromere-specific DNA probe showed the presence of two bright fluorescent spots in Y chromosome. Testicular histology revealed maturation arrest at the stage of primary spermatocyte.(More)
We report a case of retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma presenting with right pack pain. Although preoperative diagnosis is usually difficult in such a rare condition, we could make the preoperative diagnosis on grounds of the peculiar findings obtained by computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and needle aspiration.
Juxtaglomerular cell tumors are rare. This report presents a case of juxtaglomerular cell tumor without hypertension. All previously reported cases showed marked hypertension, whereas this is the first case of juxtaglomerular cell tumor without hypertension. The immunohistochemistry and ultrastructure of this case are discussed.