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OBJECTIVE For novice surgeons, successful laparoscopic radical nephrectomy depends on the treatment of the renal vessels, and the use of computed tomography assists in navigation during the surgery. METHODS To navigate during surgery, three-dimensional volume-rendered images of the renal vessels, kidneys, and surrounding organs were created(More)
A 35-year-old male had advanced nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (stage IIIC, embryonal cell carcinoma) which proved refractory to conventional PVB combined chemotherapy. He was then treated with an ultra high-dose chemotherapy consisting of carboplatin (1.5 g/m2) and etoposide (1.3 g/m2), followed by the transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells(More)
Venous air embolism is a rare complication during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). We report a case of air embolism during TURP under general anesthesia in a 56-year-old man. Incorrect assembly of the resectoscope-drain aspiration system caused rapid entrainment of air into the vein of the prostate bed. Rapid recognition of the condition and(More)
Between July 1986 and March 2006, 102 patients underwent an operation for acute scrotum. Median age was 12.0 years old (range 0-51). Post-operative diagnosis revealed 50 cases (49%) of spermatic cord torsion, 29 cases (28%) of epididymal appendix torsion, and 13 cases (13%) of acute epididymitis. Spermatic cord torsion was most frequent in the age between 0(More)
Orbital metastasis caused by prostate cancer is rare. We report a case of prostate cancer diagnosed from the initial ocular signs with complaints of decreased vision and exophthalmos. The orbital tumor was surgically removed and endocrine therapy was performed subsequently. Metastatic carcinoma of the prostate should be considered in the elderly male with(More)
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