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PURPOSE To compare surgical results, morbidity and positive surgical margins rate of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN). METHODS This is an observational multicenter study promoted by the "Associazione GIovani Laparoscopisti Endoscopisti" (AGILE) no-Profit Foundation, which involved six Italian(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous prospective studies of the surgical treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer have enrolled patients selected on the basis of a limited T3 disease extension. The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility and the oncologic outcome of radical prostatectomy administered to a consecutive unselected series of advanced,(More)
INTRODUCTION Standardized methods of reporting complications after radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversions (UD) are necessary to evaluate the morbidity associated with this operation to evaluate the modified Clavien classification system (CCS) in grading perioperative complications of RC and UD in a real life cohort of patients with bladder cancer.(More)
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND The prediction of histology of SRM could be essential for their management. The RNN is a statistical tool designed to predict malignancy or high grading of enhancing renal masses. In this study we aimed to perform an external validation of the RNN in a cohort of patients who received a PN for SRM. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the pathological outcomes of patients meeting the Prostate Cancer Research International Active Surveillance (PRIAS) criteria who had undergone radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS Out of 2014 patients recruited for minimally invasive RP between 2008 and 2014 in 7 centers, 226 (11.2%) met the(More)
UNLABELLED UNLABELLED: The aim of our study is to evaluate the status of positive margins (PSMs) comparing their incidence between aparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) and robot assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in centers with medium case-load (50-150 cases/year). We also analyzed the correlations between surgical technique, nerve-sparing approach(More)
PURPOSES The aim was to analyze the prognostic role of preoperative chromogranin A CgA) as a marker of poor prognosis and recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) and to find a correlation with the other well known prognostic variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study comprises 306 patients with prostate cancer prospectively recruited who underwent RP(More)
The treatment of ureteral strictures represents a challenge due to the variability of aetiology, site and extension of the stricture; it ranges from an end-to-end anastomosis or reimplantation into the bladder with a Boari flap or Psoas Hitch. Traditionally, these procedures have been done using an open access, but minimally invasive approaches have gained(More)
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