Yves Bottine

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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy - PCNL - was made possible by technological progress, with the introduction of nephroscopes, lithotomy forceps, and mechanical, ultrasonic or electrohydraulic lithotriptors. The procedure includes four stages. First needle puncture of the inferior or middle calyx. Secondly, dilatation of the pathway and creation of a tunnel.(More)
Seventeen adult female patients with primary vesico-renal reflux were treated surgically (6 nephrectomies, 5 reimplantations and 3 ureteropelvic anastomoses). The risk of severe upper tract infection was eliminated in all seventeen cases, but lower urinary tract infection persisted in two cases.
Antibodies against diethylstilboestrol were detected in prostatic cancer patients treated with diethylstilboestrol (DES). Direct radioimmunoassay (DRIA) was performed in 109 patients divided into three groups: a control group of 33 patients (group I), a group of 38 patients treated by DES and free of cardiovascular complications (group II), and a group of(More)
The authors report a case of urinary tract amyloidosis in a 55-year-old woman with no particular medical history. In the light of this original case, the authors present a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, histology and treatment of this disease. A review of the literature confirms the rarity of this entity and its variable clinical expression. An(More)
In situ versus extra-corporeal and microvascular reconstruction are discussed in relation to the treatment of renal branch artery disease. Ten cases are reported: 4 aneurysms, 1 atherosclerosis, 1 trauma, 1 embolism and 1 dissection. In three cases, the disease involved only the segmental artery branches and in seven cases both the main artery and the(More)
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