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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921932/fetal-mri-compared-to-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-genital-malformations
#1
Anne Elodie Millischer, David Grevent, Véronique Rousseau, Neil O'Gorman, Pascale Sonigo, Bettina Bessieres, Yves Ville, Nathalie Boddaert, Laurent J Salomon
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) to diagnose and characterize congenital obstructive genital abnormalities. METHOD: Retrospective cohort of 20 fetuses who underwent a fetal MRI following an ultrasound diagnosis of obstructive urogenital malformation. We compared MRI and US findings and their correlation with the definitive diagnosis. RESULT: The correct diagnosis was obtained in 6/20 (30%) cases and 19/20 cases (95%) with US and MRI respectively...
September 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920024/use-of-appendix-as-neoureter-a-ray-of-hope
#2
Parveen Kumar, Yogesh Kumar Sarin
A case of antenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis (later known to be PUJO complicated with urinoma and associated with hypoplasia of entire ureter) was treated using vermiform appendix as replacement.
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
September 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918402/rare-case-of-primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-sigmoid-mesocolon
#4
Aizat Sabri Ilias, Huzairi Yaacob, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
We experienced a rare case of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid mesentery. A 45-year-old woman was presented to us with left iliac fossa mass and discomfort for 4-month duration. CT scan of abdomen and pelvis revealed a huge mass 14 cm×14 cm×16 cm occupying left iliac fossa mimicked having a large left ovarian carcinoma. She was subsequently planned for elective total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy by gynaecology team. During laparotomy, a huge mass was revealed arising from sigmoid mesentery invaded to the left lower ureter...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914998/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-distant-metastases-of-adenocarcinoma-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-urothelial-carcinoma-an-autopsy-study-of-older-japanese-patients
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Yoko Matsuda, Atsuko Seki, Keisuke Nonaka, Mototsune Kakizaki, Tan Wang, Junko Aida, Naoshi Ishikawa, Yuta Nakano, Daita Kaneda, Tadayuki Takata, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Shigeo Murayama, Kaiyo Takubo, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Motoji Sawabe, Tomio Arai
AIM: We aimed to clarify the characteristics of malignancies in older adults focusing on distant metastasis in the whole body. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 7710 cases of autopsies (4011 men, 3699 women, median age of 80 years), and analyzed the characteristics of metastasis of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma in each organ. RESULTS: The total number of cases with adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or urothelial carcinoma was 2856, and most of them were adenocarcinomas...
September 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904913/inhibition-by-benidipine-of-contractility-of-isolated-proximal-and-distal-caprine-ureter
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Sumith K Mathew, Girish S Naik, Jacob Peedicayil
CONTEXT: Benidipine is a calcium channel blocker that blocks all the major types (L, N, and T) of calcium channels. It has been shown to inhibit the contractility of many isolated smooth muscles but not isolated ureter. AIMS: This study evaluated the ability of benidipine to inhibit the spontaneous contractility of isolated proximal and distal caprine (goat) ureter. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Spontaneous contractility of isolated goat ureter was recorded using a physiograph...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903527/efficacy-of-early-ureteral-ligation-on-prevention-of-intravesical-recurrence-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-prospective-single-arm-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Shinichi Yamashita, Akihiro Ito, Koji Mitsuzuka, Naomasa Ioritani, Shigeto Ishidoya, Yoshihiro Ikeda, Kenji Numahata, Kazuhiko Orikasa, Tatsuo Tochigi, Fumihiko Soma, Takashige Namima, Yoichi Arai
Objective: The rate of intravesical recurrence after radical nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma is high. Seeding upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma cells onto the damaged bladder wall is considered to be one of the causes of intravesical recurrence after radical nephroureterectomy. We evaluated the utility of early ureteral ligation in preventing the intravesical recurrence. Methods: This prospective single-arm clinical trial included patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma in the Tohoku Urological Evidence-Based Medicine Study Group between 2012 and 2013...
September 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900827/lifetime-radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-recurrent-nephrolithiasis
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REVIEW
Mohamed A Elkoushy, Sero Andonian
Patients presenting with nephrolithiasis often undergo repeated imaging studies before, during, and after management. Considering the significant risk of stone recurrence in primary stone-formers, repeated imaging studies are not uncommon. Cumulative effects of ionizing radiation exposure from various imaging studies could potentially increase the risk for developing cataracts and solid malignancies in urolithiasis patients. Therefore, practitioners planning or performing imaging studies with ionizing radiation are compelled to keep radiation exposure to humans and the environment as low as possible, thus strictly adhering to the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principles...
September 12, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894843/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-repair-of-extraperitoneal-ureteral-inguinal-hernia-with-mesh-placement
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Daniel Pucheril, Brian Chun, Deepansh Dalela, Firas Abdollah, Scott A Laker, Craig G Rogers
Background: Ureter involvement within indirect hernias is a rare phenomenon usually identified incidentally during herniorrhaphy. Even more rare are extraperitoneal ureteral inguinal hernias, which represent about 20% of these cases and are characterized by a substantial amount of extraperitoneal fat in the hernia defect, the absence of a peritoneal sac, and associated with hydroureteronephrosis and nephroptosis. To date, repair of ureteral inguinal hernias has been performed exclusively using open surgical techniques...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894841/symptomatic-distal-ureteral-stone-in-an-ileal-ureter-treatment-by-combined-supine-ureteroscopy-and-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Florian Schott, Benedikt Becker, Andreas J Gross, Christopher Netsch
Urolithiasis is a well-known and common late complication in patients with urinary diversion. Patients without urinary diversion lead to symptoms such as hematuria and ureteral colic, whereas stones in patients with urinary diversion tend to be asymptomatic and are often diagnosed incidentally during staging examinations of oncologic diseases. We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a lower pole kidney stone and a stone in the ileal ureter substitution. He presented with diffuse abdominal and left-sided flank pain...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894411/bilateral-hydroureteronephrosis-with-a-hypertrophied-trabeculated-urinary-bladder
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Showkathali Iqbal, Iqbal Raiz, Iqbal Faiz
Bilateral hydroureteronephrosis involves the dilatation of the renal pelvis, calyces and ureter; it develops secondary to urinary tract obstruction and leads to a build-up of back pressure in the urinary tract, and it may lead to impairment of renal function and ultimately culminate in renal failure. Although clinically silent in most cases, it can be diagnosed as an incidental finding during evaluation of an unrelated cause. In a minority of patients, it presents with signs and symptoms. Renal calculus is the most common cause, but there are multiple non-calculus aetiologies, and they depend on age and sex...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894336/sliding-inguinoscrotal-hernia-insinuating-itself-into-the-bladder-with-calculi-in-the-bladder-and-distal-ureter
#12
Jose Domingos Contrera, Francisco Teixeira Cardoso Sobrinho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892967/bilateral-single-system-orthotopic-ureterocele-with-bilateral-multiple-calculi-presented-with-retention-of-urine-an-urological-emergency
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Rupesh Gupta, Sweta Gupta, Dawood Khan, Supriya Basu
The ureterocele is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the lower ureter. Ureterocele with a single pelvicalyceal system, bilateral, and orthotopic variety is less common. Calculi within bilateral ureterocele are a rare occurrence. To the best of our knowledge, only a few similar cases have been reported in the literature. Among the all reported presentations of this type of ureterocele, presentation with Acute Urinary Retention (AUR) has not been described in the literature. We present a case of nine-year-old child having bilateral, single system orthotopic ureterocele with calculi in bilateral ureterocele and presented with AUR due to obstructive bulbar urethral calculus...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891012/visualization-of-multiple-organ-amyloid-involvement-in-systemic-amyloidosis-using-11-c-pib-pet-imaging
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Naoki Ezawa, Nagaaki Katoh, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Tsuneaki Yoshinaga, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for evaluating whole-body amyloid involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis. METHODS: Whole-body (11)C-PiB PET was performed in seven patients with systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, seven patients with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRm) amyloidosis, one asymptomatic TTR mutation carrier and three healthy controls. The correlations between clinical organ involvement, radiological (11)C-PiB uptake and histopathological findings were analysed for each organ...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888708/ureteric-urethral-engraftment-as-a-new-surgical-technique-for-management-of-incontinence-in-bladder-exstrophy-complex-a-retrospective-cohort
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Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Shabnam Sabetkish, Nastaran Sabetkish
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of a novel surgical technique for achieving urinary continence in patients with bladder exstrophy complex (BEC) by ureteric-urethral engraftment (UUE) technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen female patients with BEC and a mean ± SD age of 3.48 ± 1.75 years were referred for primary exstrophy repair from 2009 to 2012. From these, 9 patients were operated by single-stage bladder closure (group I); while 7 patients underwent the novel technique of UUE to compare the continence achievement (group II)...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885415/interactive-pelvic-anatomy-model-a-tool-for-teaching-basic-pelvic-anatomy
#16
Polina Advolodkina, E Britton Chahine
BACKGROUND: A knowledge deficit of pelvic anatomy has been noted in obstetrics and gynecology residents. In this article, we introduce an innovative anatomic model that uses readily accessible and reusable materials to simulate and teach anatomic relationships in the female pelvis. INSTRUMENT: Our anatomic model is a reusable and cost-effective modification of an existing pelvic model. We used felt fabric pieces with hook-and-loop fasteners to simulate the pelvic floor, perineum, and surrounding musculature as they attach to corresponding sites on a standard bony pelvis...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884348/extravesical-robotic-ureteral-reimplantation-for-ureterovaginal-fistula
#17
Brian J Linder, Igor Frank, John A Occhino
INTRODUCTION: We present a video describing the technical considerations for performing an extravesical robotic ureteral reimplantation. METHODS: A 55-year old woman presented with urinary incontinence secondary to a ureterovaginal fistula after robotic-assisted hysterectomy. After failure of more conservative measures, she proceeded to a robotic ureteral reimplantation. Following port placement, the ureter is identified at the level of the iliac vessels and dissected circumferentially...
September 7, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881491/in-vivo-x-ray-imaging-of-transport-of-renal-clearable-gold-nanoparticles-in-the-kidneys
#18
Jie Zheng, Jing Xu, Mengxiao Yu, Phoebe Carter, Elizabeth Hernandez, Andrew Dang, Payal Kapur, Jer-Tsong Hsieh
With more and more engineered nanoparticles (NPs) being designed renal clearable for clinical translation, fundamental understandings of their transport in the different compartments of kidneys become increasingly important. Here, we report noninvasive X-ray imaging of renal clearable gold NPs (AuNPs) in normal and nephropathic kidneys. By quantifying the transport kinetics of the AuNPs in cortex, medulla and pelvis of the normal and injured kidneys, we found that ureteral obstruction not just blocked the NP elimination through the ureter but also slowed down their transport from the medulla to pelvis and enhanced the cellular uptake...
September 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879095/unilateral-complete-agenesis-of-mesonephric-duct-derivatives-in-an-82-year-old-male-cadaver-embryology-anatomy-and-clinical-considerations
#19
David G Darcy, Morgen Yao-Cohen, Todd R Olson, Sherry A Downie
Development of urogenital anatomy in the human fetus is the result of a complex interplay between multiple different tissues. The time course of development is well documented and the morphologic outcomes of insults at various time points during development are predictable. We present a cadaveric case of unilateral agenesis of the left kidney, ureter, bladder hemitrigone, ureteric opening, seminal vesicle, vas deferens, and epididymis. Failure of development of the mesonephric duct early during embryogenesis, likely between the third and fifth week, caused ipsilateral urogenital organ agenesis...
November 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878601/an-atypical-presentation-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
#20
Wei Phin Tan, Thomas Hwang, Robert Medairos, Dennis A Pessis
A 69-year-old man with a psoriatic arthritis treated with infliximab for 1 month presented to the urology clinic for lower urinary tract symptoms. He was found to have a new diagnosis of elevated creatinine. Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis revealed bilateral severe hydronephrosis with abnormal soft tissue thickening of the right renal pelvis and proximal ureter. Bilateral stents were placed after ureteroscopy demonstrated no abnormalities. A computed tomography-guided biopsy of the peri-ureteral lesions revealed fibroadipose tissue with sclerosis and extensive chronic inflammation consistent with retroperitoneal fibrosis...
August 2017: Current Urology
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