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Objective: To validate the Martini staging system for postoperative rectourethral fistula (RUF) utilizing data from previous studies to determine whether it can accurately predict postoperative success rate.; Methods: A systematic search of…

OBJECTIVE To assess the current practice of routine preoperative testing before urethroplasty and to determine if the results are clinically significant. METHODS Data was obtained from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)…

OBJECTIVE: To assess the current practice of routine preoperative testing before urethroplasty and to determine if the results are clinically significant. METHODS: Data was obtained from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)…

The purpose of this randomized, controlled, clinical trial was to determine the effect of the digital rectal examination (DRE) on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum levels in view of conflicting literature reports and screening methods and…

Objectives. To assess the utility of positional instillation of contrast (PIC) cystography in detecting vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in patients with renal scarring from recurrent febrile urinary tract infections that standard voiding…

Objective. To assess feasibility of early discharge of patients after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with an indwelling Foley catheter. Methods. A retrospective study comparing a planned early discharge group and a standard post-TURP…

The purpose of this randomized, controlled, clinical trial was to determine the effect of the digital rectal examination (DRE) on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum levels in view of conflicting literature reports and screening methods and…

OBJECTIVES: Consensus has not been established as to the best treatment of congenital chordee. Outcomes analysis of treatment options are limited by the prevailing use of ambiguous terminology. We sought to clarify the frequently used term…

Polyorchidism is a rare anomaly of testicular development. Particularly, a bilobed testis is an extremely rare congenital malformation, which is thought to be a variant expression of polyorchidism. Only 5 cases of bilobed testis have been reported in…

Renal cystic lesions are considered the most common abnormality associated with the kidneys. Most renal cysts are usually uncomplicated simple cysts that are not life-threatening; however, fatal renal cystic diseases can develop from these…

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare soft tissue sarcomas that arise from peripheral nerve fibers and are derived from Schwann cells, perineural cells, or fibroblasts. MPNST is an aggressive neoplasm in which local recurrence is…

OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to preserve the penile epithelium with good cosmetic results when additional surgery is a significant possibility. Complex genital reconstruction can require multiple procedures. METHODS: Seven patients…

The incidence of crossed "fused" renal ectopia has been reported at 1 in 7,500 autopsies, an incidence approximately ten times more frequent than crossed renal ectopia without fusion. Most cases remain asymptomatic and are incidentally encountered on…
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