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OBJECTIVES To analyze the mechanical failures and malfunctions of the da Vinci Surgical (S) System during various robotic surgeries in 6 different departments at our institute and also evaluated the solutions for the failures and malfunctions. METHODS From July 2005 to December 2008, a total of 1797 robotic surgeries were performed at our institute. The(More)
Purpose To retrospectively analyze whether Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) version 2 is helpful for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approved this retrospective study. A total of 425 patients with prostate cancer who had undergone magnetic resonance (MR) imaging(More)
INTRODUCTION We compared the pathologic outcomes of prostate cancer patients who did not qualify for active surveillance according to the tumor visibility on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 464 prostate cancer patients who underwent multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging before radical(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Although lymph node dissection (LND) is known as the most accurate method of nodal staging, the therapeutic role of LND remains undetermined. This is mainly because of the lack of randomized prospective studies and the fact that retrospective analyses often result in bias and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To compare the oncologic results, functional outcomes, and complications of transperitoneal (TP) and extraperitoneal (EP) robotic radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS From June 2007 to April 2009, 105 patients underwent TP robotic radical prostatectomy, and 155 patients underwent EP robotic radical prostatectomy.(More)
INTRODUCTION AMS 700CX/CXM inflatable penile prosthesis is increasingly applied for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, there are a few long-term survival data of the inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) over 10 years. AIM To determine the long-term mechanical reliability of AMS 700CX/CXM inflatable penile prosthesis in patients with ED. (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical significance of the grade of hydronephrosis and the tumor diameter in ureteral transitional cell carcinoma. METHODS From 1986 to 2004, the medical records of 104 patients who were treated with nephroureterectomy and diagnosed with ureteral transitional cell carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. The correlation of the(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the incidence and risk factors for urethral recurrence following radical cystectomy and urinary diversion in transitional cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of the 412 consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence of lymphocele and determine the risk factors for postoperative lymphocele after extraperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy by using propensity score-matching. METHODS A total of 483 patients underwent extraperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer between January 2009 and August(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate stone diameter and ureteral dilation using computerized tomography as a predictor of ureteral stone expulsion after medical expulsive therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 328 patients with symptomatic ureteral stones <10 mm on axial computerized tomography images, who were treated with alpha(More)