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Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a postero-lateral diaphragmatic congenital defect. Although most commonly diagnosed at birth, 0.17-6% of cases can also be seen in adults.A third of the cases may contain abdominal organs like small bowel, kidney or spleen.In our literature search we only found 3 reported cases of urinary obstruction secondary to herniation of the renal pelvis through a BH. Here we describe a rare case of upper urinary tract obstruction caused by a BH successfully treated by laparoscopic surgery in our center.
Lesions of the skin and soft tissues of the penis and scrotum may be confusing in urological practice, since rare differential diagnoses can be challenging to providers with limited dermatological experience. Hidradenocarcinoma is one of such diagnoses, a rare and aggressive malignant tumor originating from sweat glands.A 61 year-old man presented with a nodule in the penoscrotal region which had appeared 1 year before consultation. He had no history of penile lesions, sexually transmitted diseases or other complaints.
“A National Study Demonstrating the Need for Improved Frailty Indices for Preoperative Risk Assessment of Common Urologic Procedures”
To compare the associations between frailty indices and postoperative complications among older adults undergoing common urologic procedures. Frailty is known to be strongly associated with poor postoperative complications; however, the optimal way to measure frailty remains unknown.
Intravesical Electromotive Botulinum Toxin Type A (Dysport®) Administration in Children with Myelomeningocele
Electromotive drug administration (EMDA) presents a minimally-invasive method of intravesical instillation of therapeutic agents without the need for general anesthesia 1. It employs a combination of iontophoresis, electrophoresis, and electroporation to deliver drugs into deep tissue layers using an electrical current created between two electrodes 2. This video shows feasibility of botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) EMDA in myelomeningocele (MMC) children with urinary incontinence secondary to neuropathic detrusor overactivity.
Evaluation of implementation outcomes after initiation of a shared decision-making program for men with prostate cancer
To evaluate barriers to implementation of patient decision aids (PDAs) issued in an electronic medical record (EMR). We undertook an implementation outcomes analysis focused on what proportion of men eligible for the PDA received it (penetration), and of the men who received it, how many used it as intended (fidelity). We also evaluated various patient centered outcomes related to decision making.
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) was developed to minimize the morbidity associated with laparoscopic surgery. Application of robotics in urologic surgery has been widely adopted given the advantages it provides over standard laparoscopy including three-dimensional vision, improved ergonomics and enhanced precision and dexterity. The real benefit of robotic LESS is still unbalanced by the limitations of this approach and the sole applicability by highly skilled surgeons. The ideal robotic platform for single port surgery should have the possibility of being deployed through a single access site restoring intra-corporeal triangulation for precise instrument maneuvers.
Bladder Hydrodistention Does Not Result In a Significant Change In Bladder Capacity For Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Patients
To assess the impact of multiple (two or more) bladder hydrodistentions (HODs) on anesthetic BC in a large cohort of IC/BPS patients. Urinary bladder hydrodistention (HOD) under anesthesia is a third line therapeutic approach used to treat patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). There is some concern that performing multiple therapeutic HODs may be contraindicated due to the potential for contributing to a diminished bladder capacity (BC) over time.
Vaporization of Prostate by 160W GreenLight Laser on Postoperative Erectile Function – A Single center report
To evaluate the impact of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) on erectile function (EF) utilizing a 160W GreenLight laser system with up to 36 months of follow-up in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
To evaluate contemporary trends in the management of SRMs and how patient age has impacted practice patterns
Acute Renal Transplant Failure Secondary to an Obstructing Ileal Conduit Adenocarcinoma: Case Report and Literature Review
A 38-year-old Caucasian male with a complex urologic history of renal transplantation and ileal conduit urinary diversion was admitted with acute renal failure and found to have an obstructing ileal conduit mass. The patient's history was notable for posterior urethral valves status post ablation as an infant, construction of a catheterizable channel at age 2, ileal conduit urinary diversion at age 4, left nephrectomy for recurrent pyelonephritis in a nonfunctioning kidney at age 7, and living-related kidney transplant for progressive chronic kidney disease at age 27.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate After Failed UroLift: Surgical Considerations for the Management of Non-Absorbable Implants
To demonstrate the surgical considerations for managing retained UroLift implants when performing HOLEP. Prostatic Urethral Lift via the UroLift System has become a common treatment modality to manage symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The UroLift procedure uses non-absorbable implants to retract obstructing prostate lobes. Retreatment rates following UroLift have been reported at 13.6% over 5 years. 1 We anticipate an increasing number of men seeking definitive surgical management after failed Urolift.
Vaginal fibroepithelial polyps in newborn females are rare. There are only four previously documented reports.1-4 There have been no reported cases of a single infant with multiple broad-based polyps that were not amendable to full resection. All other reported cases of this particular disorder in the newborn period have been of a singular fibroepithelial vaginal polyp. In this case report, the diagnosis and management of a neonatal female with a rare type of interlabial mass is reviewed.
To model the risk of radiation-induced malignancy from CT Urography in evaluation of gross hematuria and contrast this with the benefits of urinary tract cancer detection when compared to renal ultrasound.
Eliminating pseudoaneurysm and urine leak after robotic partial nephrectomy: results using the early unclamping technique
To present our experience using the early unclamping technique for robotic partial nephrectomy with particular attention to delayed complications, namely pseudoaneurysm and urine leak. We hypothesized that early hilar unclamping allows for improved control of end arteries and renorrhaphy after tumor resection, reducing overall delayed complications after partial nephrectomy with no increased risk of blood transfusion.
We present a 53-year-old man with a multilocular solid and cystic mass measuring 19 cm on cross-sectional imaging. After undergoing pelvic mass excision, final histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of primary prostatic stromal tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP). Prostatic STUMPs are rare mesenchymal tumors with diverse histological patterns. They are distinct from prostatic stromal sarcomas as they do not behave aggressively, although some may occasionally demonstrate local recurrence after resection.
Optimized Clinical Decision Making: A Configurable Markov Model for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment
To present a configurable mathematical method to optimize long term clinical decision-making for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
PROSPECTIVE ASSESSEMENT OF THE SEXUAL FUNCTION AFTER GREENLIGHT™ ENDOSCOPIC ENUCLEATION AND GREENLIGHT™ 180W XPS PHOTOSELECTIVE VAPORIZATION OF THE PROSTATE
To evaluate the impact of Greenlight™ 180W photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) and endoscopic enucleation of the prostate (GreenLEP) on ejaculatory and erectile functions (EF).
Are outcomes of Thulium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate different in men aged 75 and over? A propensity score analysis
To evaluate the outcomes of Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) in men aged ≥75 years compared to youngers. Traditional surgery has increased and significant morbidity in older men. Lasers have been introduced as an alternative approach to overcome the morbidity of traditional surgery.
Factors influencing intraoperative blood loss in patients undergoing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: a large multicenter analysis.
To assess blood loss during holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and investigate the factors influencing it.
COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES FOR NON-MUSCLE INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER REMAINS POOR: ASSESSING FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-COMPLIANCE AND SURVIVAL IN A RURAL STATE
To identify factors associated with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) AUA guideline compliance in a rural state, to evaluate compliance rates over time, and to assess the impact of patient and provider rurality on delivery of NMIBC care.