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This study aimed to describe the initial clinical experience of transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy (TNLA) and to evaluate its feasibility and efficacy. Between May and December 2010, 11 consecutive women were subjected to TNLA for adrenal tumors at the authors’ center. With the patient(More)
Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) is a recently identified human oncoprotein that stabilizes the c-MYC protein. Herein, we aimed to investigate its expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological function in urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the bladder. CIP2A expression was examined in 20 fresh bladder UCC tissues and paired(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our initial experience with transumbilical multiport laparoscopic nephrectomy (TMLN) with transvaginal specimen extraction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January and July 2010, 5 married and parous female patients were submitted to TMLN with transvaginal specimen extraction in our center. All data referring to patient demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our initial experience with pure transvaginal natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery renal cyst decortication. METHODS From December 2010 to July 2011, five female patients with symptomatic renal cyst in the anterior portion and lower pole of the kidney were submitted to pure transvaginal natural orifice translumenal(More)
BACKGROUND The feasibility of hybrid transvaginal NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) nephrectomy (HTNN) has already been demonstrated. However, pure transvaginal NOTES nephrectomy (PTNN) has been limited to animal experiments with only one report of its use in humans. OBJECTIVE To describe our initial experience with HTNN and a(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience with suprapubic-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (SA-LESS) in urology. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 236 patients underwent SA-LESS A 5- and 10-mm (or two 5-mm) trocars were inserted at the medial margin of the umbilicus. A 10- or 5-mm trocar was inserted into the abdominal cavity below the ipsilateral pubic(More)
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