Victor A Politano

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Objectives. To evaluate the use of interposition flaps in repairing vesicovaginal fistulas (VVFs) of benign and malignant etiologies. Interposition flaps are not routinely used in the repair of VVFs when the surrounding tissues appear healthy and well-vascularized, such as in a benign etiology.Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 37 women(More)
PURPOSE A decrease in the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer on the urothelium is believed to be one of the possible causes of interstitial cystitis. Consequently, GAG-like substances and hyaluronic acid (HA) have been prescribed for treating this condition. To delineate the possible role of GAG and HA in the interstitial cystitis disease process, we compared(More)
A patient with tuberous sclerosis presented with renal failure secondary to bilateral angiomyolipoma. The angiomyolipoma was associated with polycystic disease and a foci of renal cell carcinoma. This unusual combination has not been reported previously, although each entity has been described separately in tuberous sclerosis.
We review 3 cases of spermatic cord liposarcoma that have been followed for 12 months to 5 years after diagnosis. Inguinal orchiectomy rendered adequate treatment. Preoperative diagnosis of liposarcoma of the spermatic cord is unusual although gray scale sonography may be of some assistance. A review of the literature reveals that adjunctive medical or(More)
We present 8 cases of retrocaval ureter, one of which concerns a unique periureteral venous ring formed by the persistence of the right posterior cardinal vein along with a normal vena cava. Current radiographic concepts are reviewed and the importance of inferior venacavography in the preoperative evaluation for correction of the retrocaval ureter is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of parenchyma-sparing surgery in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1965 and 1990, 34 patients with RCC underwent renal parenchyma-sparing surgery. There were 22 men and 12 women with a mean age of 62 years (range 40-89). Ten patients underwent enucleation (Group A), 15 partial nephrectomy(More)