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Urethral stenosis

E Calleja Aguayo, A E Hernández Calvarro, C Marhuenda Irastorza
OBJECTIVES: Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) is a chronic inflamatory disease, a genital form of Lichen Sclerosus in males. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective and descriptive analysis was carried out by rewiew of the medical records of boys who underwent circumcision from April 2013 to April 2014. The study group consisted of boys that were circumcised due it persistant phimosis at 4 years of age, urinary symptoms or painful erection. The histopathological examination was performed only in patients with clinical suspicion of BXO...
April 20, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
K L M Pfistermüller, S Manoharan, D Desai, P M Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Repair of severe primary and revision hypospadias is a demanding procedure. Debate continues as to whether a two-stage approach or single-stage technique is superior. The two-stage procedure with a free graft involves penile straightening followed by application of a graft for the neourethral plate at stage one; with tubularization at stage two after graft maturation. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of a single surgeon's experience with the two-stage repair using a free graft for both severe primary and revision hypospadias with long-term follow-up...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Wojciech Krajewski, Janusz Dembowski, Anna Kołodziej, Bartosz Małkiewicz, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Michał Matuszewski, Paweł Chudoba, Maria Boratyńska, Marian Klinger, Romuald Zdrojowy
INTRODUCTION: Urological complications after renal transplantation occur in between 2.5% and 30% of all graft recipients. The aim of the study was to present 7 years of experience in urological treatment of patients with a transplanted kidney. We aimed to identify retrospectively late urological complications in renal transplant recipients at a single center and analyze the treatment modalities and their outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2014, a total of 58 patients after KTX were treated in the Department of Urology because of post-transplant urological complications that occurred during follow-up at the Transplant Outpatient Department...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
F Soria, E Morcillo, A López de Alda, T Pastor, F M Sánchez-Margallo
One of the main wishes in the field of urinary catheters and stents is to arm them with biodegradable characteristics because we consider a failure of these devices the need for retrieval, the forgotten catheter syndrome as well as the adverse effects permanent devices cause after fulfilling their aim. The efforts focused in new designs, coatings and biomaterials aim to increase the biocompatibility of theses internal devices. Lately, there have been correct advances to answer the main challenges regarding biodegradable ureteral devices...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Alice Faure, Rebecca Cooksey, Aurore Bouty, Alan Woodward, John Hutson, Mike O'Brien, Yves Heloury
BACKGROUND: Effective bladder emptying by clean intermittent catheterization for children with severe bladder dysfunction is critical for renal preservation and social integration. Use of a continent catheterizable conduit (CCC) as urethral alternative procedure provides effective bladder drainage. However, it brings a substantive maintenance. METHODS: Retrospective review of the indications and long-term outcomes of 54 patients with a Mitrofanoff procedure in a single center over a 20-year period (1995-2015)...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Raghu S Ramareddy, Anand Alladi
AIM: To report a series of scrotal abscess, a rare problem, their etiology, and management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of children who presented with scrotal abscess between January 2010 and March 2015, analyzed with respect to clinical features, pathophysiology of spread and management. RESULTS: Eight infants and a 3-year-old phenotypically male child presented with scrotal abscess as a result of abdominal pathologies which included mixed gonadal dysgenesis (MGD) [1]; three anorectal malformations with ectopic ureter [1], urethral stricture [1], and neurogenic bladder [1]; meconium peritonitis with meconium periorchitis [2], ileal atresia [1], and intra-abdominal abscess [1]; posturethroplasty for Y urethral duplication with metal stenosis [1] and idiopathic pyocele [1]...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Ryo Sueyoshi, Shogo Seo, Takanori Ochi, Hiroshi Murakami, Yuta Yazaki, Masahiro Takeda, Hiroki Nakamura, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: CHARGE is our technique for reinforcing the ventral penile shaft with pedicled pericordal/scrotal fat, pedicled perimeatal connective tissue, or a combination of these at the time of initial hypospadias surgery. Such pedicled grafts "charge" poorly developed urethral plates and thin ventral foreskin prior to urethroplasty to improve compromised vascular perfusion that could prevent post-urethroplasty complications (post-UPC). METHODS: We reviewed post-UPC in 179 staged hypospadias repair patients (1997-2015)...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Michael A Granieri, Hsin-Hsiao S Wang, Jonathan C Routh, Andrew Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the nationwide practice patterns of the management of acute urinary retention (AUR) secondary to urethral stricture (US) in an emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS: We used the 2006-2010 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) to identify men with US who received treatment for AUR. We excluded patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis, neurogenic bladder and bladder cancer. Primary outcome was urethral dilation or suprapubic tube (SPT) placement as initial AUR management...
September 19, 2016: Urology
Sundaramoorthy Vijayganapathy, Ashwin Mallya, Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Jayaram Sreenivas
The penile circular fasciocutaneous flap (FCF) is employed in the successful single stage reconstruction of long segment complex anterior urethral strictures especially when buccal mucosa is unavailable due to various reasons. A 65-year-old gentleman, chronic smoker and tobacco chewer, hypertensive on treatment, presented with obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms for 8 months. He had no prior urethral catheterization. On examination, he had circumcised penis, with stenosis of the external urethral meatus...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Ajit Sawant, Gaurav Vinod Kasat, Vikash Kumar, Prakash Pawar, Ashwin Tamhankar, Sumit Bansal, Lomesh Kapadnis, Abhishek Savalia
INTRODUCTION: Female urethral injury is a rare disease. Causes of urethral injuries are prolonged obstructed labour, gynaecological surgeries like vaginoplasty and post traumatic urethral injuries. The present study was conducted to evaluate outcome of female urethral reconstruction using tubularized anterior vaginal wall flap covered with fibroadipose martius flap and autologous fascia sling in patients with urethral loss. AIM: Aim of study was to evaluate outcome of reconstruction of female urethra with tubularized anterior vaginal flap...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Hazem Elmoghazy, Mohamed M Hussein, Elnisr Mohamed, Abdelbasset Badawy, Gamal Alsagheer, Ahmed Mamdouh Abd Elhamed
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been used to repair mid-penile hypospadias; however, high failure rates and major complications have been reported. In this study, we describe a novel technique using a well-vascularized flap of the inner and outer preputial skin. METHODS: A total of 110 male children with hypospadias underwent repair by our technique between 2008 and 2015. The inclusion criteria were children with mid-penile or slightly more proximal hypospadias, with or without ventral chordae, and an intact prepuce of the cobra eyes variety...
September 13, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
L Cogorno Wasylkowski, E Ríos González, L Martínez-Piñeiro Lorenzo
This article presents a review of the different tests used for the evaluation and follow-up of urethral strictures. Because there is no consensus on how to assess urethral pathology, we reviewed each of the next follow-up tests: questionnaires, uroflowmetry, ultrasound, urethroscopy, urethrogram, CT scan and MRI, outlining their benefits and limitations in the diagnosis and follow-up of urethral stricture. Urethrogram and urethroscopy are the most commonly used tests, as they are those that give us more information on the evaluation of stenosis and for surgery planning...
September 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Tiago Rivello Elmor, Mauricio Rubinstein, Guilherme Lima, Antonio Cesar Cruz, Clovis Fraga Tenório Pereira, Irineu Rubinstein
OBJECTIVE: to describe our experience with a minimally invasive approach for persistent vesicourethral anastomotic leak (PVAL) after Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP). METHODS: from 2004 to 2011, two surgeons performed LRP in 620 patients. Ten patients had PVAL, with initially indicated conservative treatment, to no avail. These patients underwent a minimally invasive operation, consisting of an endoscopically insertion of two ureteral catheters to direct urine flow, fixed to a new urethral catheter...
May 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Sunxiang Ma, Kaixiang Cheng, Yang Liu, Fuguo Chen
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a new surgical procedure for penile reconstruction, emphasizing both the aesthetic appearance and the function by combined free radial forearm flap and dorsalis pedis flap. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this procedure, the penis was subdivided into 2 anatomic subunits: the penile shaft and the glans penis. A sequential innervated radial forearm free flap was combined with a dorsalis pedis free flap to reconstruct the penile shaft and the glans, separately...
August 12, 2016: Urology
Sarah Giutronich, Aurélien Scalabre, Thomas Blanc, Peter Borzi, Yves Aigrain, Mike O'Brien, Pierre D E Mouriquand, Yves Heloury
OBJECTIVE: Bladder perforation is not commonly described in bladder exstrophy patients without bladder augmentation. The goal of this study was to identify the risk factors of spontaneous perforation in non-augmented exstrophy bladders. METHODS: The study was a retrospective multi-institutional review of bladder perforation in seven male and two female patients with classic bladder exstrophy-epispadias (E-E). RESULTS: Correction of E-E was performed using Kelly repair in two and staged repair in seven (Table)...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Adel Elbakry, Mahmoud Hegazy, Adel Matar, Ahmed Zakaria
OBJECTIVES: To compare the outcome of hypospadias repair using tubularised incised-plate (TIP) urethroplasty and tubularisation of an intact and laterally augmented urethral plate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective randomised study included 370 patients with primary distal hypospadias. All had urethral plate widths of 8-10 mm and a glans of ⩾15 mm. Exclusion criteria were previous repair, circumcision, a wide urethral plate of >10 mm or a narrow plate of <8 mm in diameter, a small glans of <15 mm in diameter, chordee of >30°, and hormonal stimulation...
June 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
Shogo Seo, Takanori Ochi, Yuta Yazaki, Hiroshi Murakami, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Go Miyano, Hiroyuki Koga, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: To report our experience of correcting penile ventral curvature associated with minor or no hypospadias. METHODS: We reviewed 43 penile ventral curvature patients treated by a single surgeon from 1997 to 2015. Of these, 23 had minor hypospadias. Curvature was corrected using degloving, chordectomy, dorsal plication (DP), tunica albuginea incision (TAI), or a combination of these. Outcome was confirmed by induced artificial erection and post-operative appearance...
October 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
A Cordoba, A Escande, S Lopez, L Mortier, X Mirabel, B Coche-Déqueant, E Lartigau
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to analyze the results of exclusive interstitial brachytherapy (IBT) as a conservative approach in the treatment of penile cancer confined to the glans or the shaft with long-term follow-up in a single institution. MATERIALS/METHODS: Between July 1992 and November 2013, 73 consecutive patients with non-metastatic invasive penile cancer were treated by Low dose rate (LDR) IBT in our institution. The localization of the primary lesion was glands in 67 patients (91...
2016: Radiation Oncology
Kalitha Pinnagoda, Hans M Larsson, Ganesh Vythilingam, Elif Vardar, Eva-Maria Engelhardt, Rajendrarao C Thambidorai, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Peter Frey
UNLABELLED: The treatment of congenital malformations or injuries of the urethra using existing autologous tissues can be associated with post-operative complications. Using rat-tail collagen, we have engineered an acellular high-density collagen tube. These tubes were made of 2 layers and they could sustain greater burst pressures than the monolayered tubes. Although it remains a weak material this 2 layered tube could be sutured to the native urethra. In 20 male New Zealand white rabbits, 2cm long grafts were sutured in place after subtotal excision of the urethra...
October 1, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
M Falcone, M Timpano, C Ceruti, O Sedigh, M Oderda, A Gillo, M Preto, M Sibona, G Garaffa, P Gontero, B Frea, L Rolle
OBJECTIVE: To asses and quantify the learning curve (LC) of the peno-scrotal inversion flap vaginoplasty (PSV) PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 69 patients underwent PSV from January 2005 to January 2015. Two validated methods were used: a scatter plot representation and a splitting group. We selected as primary outcomes the operative time and vaginal depth. Surgical outcomes including blood losses, hospital stay and postoperative complications such as vaginal stenosis/atresia or urethral meatus stenosis were also evaluated...
July 18, 2016: Urology
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