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Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs) are relatively rare soft tissue neoplasms arising from the extra gastrointestinal tract. The current study presents a case of primary EGIST of the prostate observed in a 55-year-old male. Imaging studies showed a 10x10.5x9.5-cm prostate mass. On histological observation, the mass was separated from the rectum(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) in bladder transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), examining VEGF-C expression in bladder TCC tissue and the association of VEGF-C with clinicopathological features, as the expression of VEGF-C in several carcinomas is significantly associated with angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis(More)
BACKGROUND Down-regulation of microRNA-101 (miR-101) expression has been linked to bladder transitional cell carcinoma (BTCC) development. However, the relationship between the expression of miR-101 in BTCC and a patient's prognosis has not yet been studied. Thus, we attempted to explore the correlation of miR-101 and clinicopathological factors of BTCC(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is the most common type of prostatitis. Due to the lack of a suitable animal model partly, the pathogenesis for this condition is obscure. In the current study we developed and validated an animal model for nonbacterial prostatitis and prostate inflammation-induced chronic pelvic pain in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We proved the feasibility of radical transurethral resection in selected patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer with a minimum follow-up of >5 years. A follow-up schedule was developed based on progression and recurrence during this period. METHODS The study included 93 patients with invasive bladder cancer treated by radical(More)
Although enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) has been reported as an independent prognostic factor in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), little is known about the exact mechanism of EZH2 in promoting the genesis of RCC. However, several studies have shown that dysregulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a crucial role. Therefore, we determined(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating ureteral calculi combined with acute renal failure. METHODS Ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy was used in 13 cases of ureteral calculi. RESULTS After the operation the serum Bun and Cr levels in the patients decreased to different degrees or(More)
BACKGROUND The prolonged and frequent use of laparoscopic equipment raises ergonomic risks that may cause physical distress for surgeons. We aimed to assess the prevalence of urologic surgeons' physical distress associated with ergonomic problems in the operating room (OR) and their awareness of the ergonomic guidelines in China. METHODS A sample of 300(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of bipolar and monopolar transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) procedures for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched for all studies investigating bipolar TURBT and monopolar TURBT for NMIBC patients in PubMed, Web of Knowledge, and the Cochrane Central(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the features of chronic prostatitis presenting with dysfunctional voiding (DV) and the effects of pelvic floor biofeedback (PFB). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 21 patients, diagnosed by having symptoms for > or =3 months, including urinary frequency and urgency, voiding difficulty, upper abdominal or perineal discomfort,(More)