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Purpose: To compare the effectiveness and efficacy of laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy (LTA) with those of open adrenalectomy (OA) in patients with pheochromocytoma. Patients and Methods : Among 24 patients (13 male, 11 female) who underwent surgical removal of pheochromocytoma, LTA and...
Laparoscopic pyeloplasty represents one of the more advanced reconstructive procedures for the urologist. While early reports were replete with long operative times, there have been several changes that have added to the efficiency of the procedure. In our practice, we have found three changes to...
Background and Purpose: The laparoscopic approach to radical prostatectomy offers an alternative to the open surgical procedure with less morbidity. We prospectively collected data including a validated qualityof-life questionnaires on our first 38 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (LRPs). The...
Purpose: We evaluated our results with bipolar plasma kinetic electrovaporization in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Patients and Methods: Twenty-one patients with infravesical obstruction by BPH have been treated with bipolar plasma kinetic electrovaporization. International...
Background and Purpose: Pneumoretroperitoneum (Prp) acts as an ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model. Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury causes production of reactive oxygen species, which affect organs remote from the sites of I/R. The aim of this study was to assess the remote organ changes after Prp...