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Urethral cancer

Tejinder Kataria, Deepak Gupta, Shikha Goyal, Shyam Singh Bisht, Ravi Chaudhary, Kushal Narang, Susovan Banerjee, Trinanjan Basu, Ashu Abhishek, Sasikumar Sambasivam, Nisha T Vishnu
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is being increasingly utilized in the treatment of prostate cancer. With the advent of high precision radiosurgery systems, it is possible to obtain dose distributions akin to High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy with SBRT. However, urethral toxicity has a significant impact on the quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Contouring the male urethra on a computed tomography scan is difficult in the absence of an indwelling catheter. In this pictorial essay, we have used the magnetic resonance imaging obtained for radiotherapy planning to aid in delineation of the male urethra and have attempted to define guidelines for the same...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Yasushi Yamada, Jun Furusawa, Yoshiki Sugimura, Isao Kuromastu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes and safety photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From April 2005 to December 2015, a total of 1154 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) underwent PVP. The type of Green Light laser was an 80W potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser and later a 120W lithium triborate (LBO) laser. Before and after surgery, the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax), post-void residual volume (PVR), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and prostate volume were assessed regularly...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Wei Ge, Song-Song Jiang, Wang Qi, Hao Chen, Li-Ming Zheng, Gang Chen
GOAL: To share our experience of extra-levator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) for low rectal cancer, focusing on perineal repair with biological mesh. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of all patients with low rectal cancer who underwent the ELAPE procedure using biological mesh for perineal repair at the Gastrointestinal Surgery of Nanjing Drum Power Hospital between January 2013 and September 2015. All patients were closely followed up to now...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Sarah J Moore, Omid Rashidipour, Ronald B Moore
This male patient presented with a scrotal abscess and urinary obstruction. The patient's history included a perineal abscess and the development of urethrocutaneous fistulae (watering-can perineum). He underwent multiple debridement procedures without resolution. During the fifth debridement for Fournier's gangrene, a biopsy revealed invasive squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was bedridden because of the large mass, a wide en bloc resection with lymphadenectomy and reconstruction was performed revealing a large (22 cm) squamous cell carcinoma originating from the urethra...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
Wilson Sui, Arindam RoyChoudry, Sven Wenske, Guarionex J Decastro, James M McKiernan, Christopher B Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To identify prognostic and treatment factors for primary urethral cancer using a nationwide database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried for all cases of primary urethral cancer from 2004-2013. Patients with other cancer diagnoses, metastasis or diagnosis on autopsy we excluded. Proportional hazards regression was used to identify independent predictors of overall survival in patients with primary urethral cancer. Because we hypothesized that predictors may covary by sex, we also performed regression analysis stratified by sex...
October 5, 2016: Urology
John Heesakkers, Fawzy Farag, Ricarda M Bauer, Jaspreet Sandhu, Dirk De Ridder, Arnulf Stenzl
CONTEXT: The incidence and awareness of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI) has increased during the past few years, probably because of an increase in prostate cancer surgery. Many theories have been postulated to explain the pathophysiology of PPI. OBJECTIVE: The current review scrutinizes various pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying the occurrence of PPI. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search was conducted on PubMed and EMBASE for publications on PPI...
October 6, 2016: European Urology
Georgios Gakis, Peter C Black, Bernard H Bochner, Stephen A Boorjian, Arnulf Stenzl, George N Thalmann, Wassim Kassouf
CONTEXT: Urothelial carcinoma is considered a pan-urothelial disease. As such, the remnant urothelium in the upper urinary tract and urethra following radical cystectomy (RC) remains at risk for secondary urothelial tumors (SUTs). OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with SUTs after RC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic search was conducted using PubMed database according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines to identify studies between 1970 and 2016 reporting on malignant diseases of the urothelium after RC for bladder cancer...
October 6, 2016: European Urology
Philippe E Spiess
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Samir S Taneja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Michael Bickell, Jonathan Beilan, Jared Wallen, Lucas Wiegand, Rafael Carrion
This article reviews the most up-to-date surgical treatment options for the reconstructive management of patients with penile, urethral, and scrotal cancer. Each organ system is examined individually. Techniques and discussion for penile cancer reconstruction include Mohs surgery, glans resurfacing, partial and total glansectomy, and phalloplasty. Included in the penile cancer reconstruction section is the use of penile prosthesis in phalloplasty patients after penectomy, tissue engineering in phallic regeneration, and penile transplantation...
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari, Wade J Sexton, Michael A Poch
This article discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic options in the management of urethral cancer recurrence in patients treated with urethral sparing cystectomy as well as those who had urethral preservation following primary urethral carcinoma.
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Leonard N Zinman, Alex J Vanni
Primary urethral cancer (PUC) is a rare, but devastating genitourinary tumor that affects men and women. Although most PUC are localized, proximal PUC frequently presents with locally advanced disease, with 30% to 40% having lymph node metastasis. Single modality surgical or radiation therapy has dismal results. Multimodal therapy with cisplatin-based chemotherapy and consolidation surgery has greatly improved the local recurrence and overall survival rates for this aggressive disease. In locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the urethra, radiotherapy combined with radiosensitizing chemotherapy is an option for genital preservation...
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
Samer L Traboulsi, Johannes Alfred Witjes, Wassim Kassouf
Primary urethral cancer is one of the rare urologic tumors. Distal urethral tumors are usually less advanced at diagnosis compared with proximal tumors and have a good prognosis if treated appropriately. Low-stage distal tumors can be managed successfully with a surgical approach in men or radiation therapy in women. There are no clear-cut indications for the choice of the most appropriate treatment modality. Organ-preserving modalities have shown effective and should be used whenever they do not compromise the oncological safety to decrease the physical and psychological trauma of dismemberment or loss of sexual/urinary function...
November 2016: Urologic Clinics of North America
B Peyronnet, S-J Drouin, F-D Gomez, T Seisen, A Goujon, B Pradere, M-O Bitker, V Phé, M Rouprêt
INTRODUCTION: Local anesthesia using urethral gel has been proven to reduce discomfort of male patients during flexible cystoscopy. This study was a non-inferiority study between two lidocain-containing urethral gel (Instillagel(®) Lido and Xylocaine(®) gel). METHODS: A prospective single center study was conducted between June 2014 and November 2014. Male patients seen in the office and in whom a flexible cystoscopy was planned were included in the present study and received urethral instillation of either Xylocaine(®) gel or Instillagel(®) Lido at least 5minutes before flexible cystoscopy...
October 3, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Daniela Alves, Maria Eufémia Calmeiro, Rosa Silva, Hugo Coelho
A 70-year-old man with a history of prostate cancer, previously submitted to surgical castration and trans-urethral resection of the prostate, was admitted to Accident and Emergency department. He had been suffering from osteoarticular and abdominal pain, and recent weight loss. An abdominal and a pelvic CT showed multiple hepatic metastases and a pelvic mass, but his prostate-specific antigen values were low (0.26 n/mL). A biopsy of a hepatic metastasis and of the pelvic mass revealed a small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer, a rare and aggressive androgen-independent form of prostate cancer with a poor prognosis...
October 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, Nicholas J Jakob, Ryan M McLemore, Sean B McAdams, Mitchell R Humphreys
INTRODUCTION: To examine the infectious outcomes after the insertion of the temporary prostatic urethral stent (TPUS) in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between November 2007 and September 2012, ninety TPUS were used in 33 patients with BPH at our institution. All patients had negative urine cultures prior to the first stent insertion. TPUS were sent for cultures at time of removal or exchange. Stents were removed at the time of definite surgical intervention, at 4-6 weeks, or when patients elected another course of treatment...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
Matthew J Roberts, Renee S Richards, Clement W K Chow, Suhail A R Doi, Horst Joachim Schirra, Marion Buck, Hemamali Samaratunga, Joanna Perry-Keene, Diane Payton, John Yaxley, Martin F Lavin, Robert A Gardiner
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis requires improvement with the aid of more accurate biomarkers. Postejaculate urethral washings (PEUW) could be a physiological equivalent to urine obtained following rectal prostatic massage, the current basis for the prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) test. The aim of this study was to investigate if PEUW contained prostate-based material, evidenced by the presence of prostate specific antigen (PSA), and to evaluate the diagnostic performance of PEUW-based biomarkers...
September 2016: Prostate International
D G Jiang, Q X Huang, J Pang, M H Lu, X Gao
Objectives: To present the surgical technique of transvesical single-site laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (TVSSLRP) and to evaluate its clinical efficacy. Methods: The clinical parameters of 39 patients who underwent transvesical single-site laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in Department of Urology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University from November 2010 to June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The age was (M(QR)) 64 (10) years (range 47 to 70 years). The median preoperative serum total prostate specific antigen (PSA) level was 7...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
C Greco, O Pares, N Pimentel, V Louro, J Stroom, S Viera, D Mateus, Z Fuks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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
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