International Archives of Urology and Complications (IAUC) is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to promoting the best standards of scientific discoveries and scientific knowledge. IAUC is an open access journal explored article properly intended for approaching specialists who performs clinical, medical reviews, and does research on elaborate fields of Urology from scholarly open accessed attributes with specified sub fields of modern urology, andrology, female urology, reconstructive surgery, and medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiology, incontinence, transplantation, endourology, pathology, infertility, as well as relevant basic science issues and urology complications.

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Journal Information

Title: International Archives of Urology and Complications

ISSN: 2469-5742

Editor-in-chief: Ajay Singla

NLM title abbreviation: Int Arch Urol Complic

ISO abbreviation: Int Arch Urol Complic

Other titles: IAUC

Category: General Medicine

DOI: 10.23937/2469-5742

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510048

Adrenocortical Carcinoma in a Young Patient: Report of a Rare Case and Review of the Literature at King Abdulaziz University Hospital

Sultan Almuallem, Shahad Abualhamael, Hala Mosli, Hisham Mosli and Murad Aljiffry

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 31, 2018

Adrenocortical tumors are rare neoplasms with poor prognosis and with an incidence of one in one million population. They are categorized as either functional (hormone-secreting) or silent and as either benign or malignant. We are reporting a very rare case of huge (16 cm) adrenocortical carcinoma in a 19-years-old male patient who presented with a progressively increasing right abdominal mass and uncontrolled systemic blood pressure for 2 years. Clinical exam was unremarkable for syndromic feat...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510047

Supporting Evidence, Potential Adverse Effects, and known Drug Interactions of the Complementary Alternative Medicines which are Frequently used by Prostate Cancer Patients

Harmeet Deol, Alan Truong, Tibebe Woldemariam, Xiaodong Feng and Ruth Vinall

Article Type: Research article | First Published: October 18, 2018

A significant number of prostate cancer patients use complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) as an adjunct to their conventional treatment. Examples of CAMs that are frequently used by prostate cancer patients include green tea extract, lycopene, and pomegranate fruit extract. In many cases there is little if any clinical study-based evidence to support the efficacy of CAMs in this setting, and, importantly, some CAMs can cause serious adverse effects when taken a high doses and/or have signi...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510046

Br, Fe, Rb, Sr, and Zn Levels in the Prostatic Secretion of Patients with Chronic Prostatitis

Vladimir Zaichick and Sofia Zaichick

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 12, 2018

Chronic prostatitis (CP) is an internationally important health problem of the man, particularly in developed countries. The aim of this exploratory study was to evaluate whether significant changes in the levels of Zn and some other trace elements of prostatic fluid exist in the inflamed prostate. Prostatic fluid levels of Br, Fe, Rb, Sr, and Zn were prospectively evaluated in 33 patients with CP and 42 healthy male inhabitants. Measurements wer...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510045

Penile Cancer: Case Report

Mehmet Solakhan and Ersan Bulut

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 11, 2018

Penile cancer is the most rarely observed cancer among male urogenital system tumors and is observed at an annual rate of 1/100000. Penile cancer risk increases significantly with increasing age, poor hygiene, and the presence of a foreskin. The most frequently observed type is the squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Clinical examination of the inguinal lymph nodes is critical, as nodal involvement is a poor prognostic feature. Patients with T2 or hig...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510044

Case of Penile Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor in a Twenty-Year-Old Male with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Orchid Djahangirian, Ngoc-Anh Tran, Lilibeth Torno and Antoine Khoury

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 11, 2018

The patient's past medical history was significant for juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) that was treated at the age of three years with chemotherapy, total body irradiation and splenectomy and bone marrow transplantation. The patient was clinically diagnosed with NF1 on the basis of multiple café au lait macules, cutaneous neurofibromas, and axillary and inguinal freckling. At the age of 19 years, imaging performed to evaluate a two-week history of coughing revealed a right paratracheal ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510043

Pure Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder: An Extreme Rarity

Sanjay Kumar, Namita Bhutani, Sant Prakash Kataria and Rajeev Sen

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 19, 2018

Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is an extremely rare tumor accounting for less than 1% of all cancers arising from the bladder. Since the tumor is very rare, pathogenesis is uncertain. The tumor shares similar histological features with the small cell carcinoma originating at the other sites in body. However, its similar clinical features like the conventional transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder, tendency to present at a advanc...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510042

Case Report: Fournier Gangrene Following Circumcision

Faisal Ghumman, Carlon Fitzpatrick, Seemin Nazad, Mishal Iqbal, Haider Iftikhar and Danielle Alexander

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 13, 2018

D.T. a 42-year-old male with no significant past medical history underwent circumcision for recurrent Balanitis using the sleeve technique. The procedure was uncomplicated, however a few adhesions with hyper-vascularity were found between the foreskin and the glans. No antibiotic prophylaxis was given intraoperatively. Good haemostasis was achieved with bipolar diathermy....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510041

-2proPSA and Prostate Health Index Usefulness for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer for PSA Range between 3 and 10 ng/ml

J Juan Escudero, A Duran-Rivera, E Escudero, A Montoro, M Fabuel del Toro, M Ramos de Campos and E Lopez Alcina

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: Augsut 08, 2018

The prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a kallikrein protein family member and since the 1990s has been used as a biochemical marker for the early diagnosis of PCa. Since the introduction of PSA, we have witnessed the migration of this tumor to initial stages diagnosis, with a subsequent decrease in mortality. Even though PSA use is constantly challenged due to its low specificity, especially in what is known as the PSA grey area (between 4-10 ng/...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510040

The Impact of ABO Blood Group on Biochemical Recurrence after Radical Prostatectomy

Shahait M, Fares S, Mukherji D, Hout M, Bachir BG, Khauli R and Bulbul MA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 11, 2018

The ABO antigens are expressed on the surface of red blood cells, epithelial cells, and endothelial cells. The association between different ABO blood group and several conditions such as VTE, CAD, and several neoplasms is well documented in the literature. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of ABO blood group on the biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510039

Suture Technique and Complications following Paediatric Testicular Fixation

Caroline Smith and Prasad Godbole

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 25, 2018

Testicular torsion occurs in 1:4000 males between the ages of 11 and 16 years of age (original data). In the case of detorsion and salvage of testes bilateral fixation is to be recommended due to the anatomical configuration predisposing to intra-vaginal rotation around the suspensory cord containing the testicular vessels. Though fixation is mandated by BAPU and ESPU references method of fixation remains surgeon preference....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510038

Is Routine Uroflowmetry Necessary following Hypospadias Repair?

Caroline Smith and Prasad Godbole

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 25, 2018

Uroflow parameters post hypospadias repair are known to remain poor initially but most improve with time. There is a recognised group of patients who develop late deterioration of flow and may require surgical intervention, but at present there are no standardised guidelines as to length and nature of follow up....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510037

Outcome of Varicoceles Scrotal Sclerotherapy in Infertile Patients with Recurrent Varicocele

Mazen A Ghanem, Essa A Adawi, Manal A Safan and Ashraf A Ghanem

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 14, 2018

A total of 54 patients with persistent or recurrent varicocele and impaired semen quality underwent ASS for the treatment of a varicocele. The parameters for evaluation every 6 months after redo surgery included semen parameters, serum levels of inhibin B, FSH, total testosterone, testicular volume, postoperative complications and spontaneous pregnancy rates....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510036

Role of High Midline Levator Myorrhaphy in Prolapse Repair: Long-Term Results

Yuefeng (Rose) Wu, Alana L Christie, Feras Alhalabi and Philippe E Zimmern

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 07, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapses (POP) is widely prevalent and leads to more than 300,000 surgeries in the United States costing more than $1 billion annually. Vaginal vault prolapses (VP), prolapse of the vaginal apex, can be a result of cardinal and utero-sacral ligaments laxity and/or damage. The risk of VP increases with advancing age and number of vaginal deliveries. VP has a prevalence of 0.2% to 43% in various studies, with a recurrent prolapse rate...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510035

A Randomized Double-Blind Crossover Trial of Intradetrusor Injection of Botulinum A Toxin for Severe and Refractory Idiopathic Detrusor Overactivity in Women

Paul Duggan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 08, 2017

Intradetrusor injection of onabotulinum A toxin (BTX-A) is an effective regimen for the highly prevalent condition in women of overactive bladder. The optimal dose of BTX-A has not been definitively established. Women (n = 13) with overactive bladder including urge incontinence refractory to at least two different oral/transdermal anticholinergic regimens and who had idiopathic detrusor overactivity were randomized to 100-unit and 200-unit doses ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510034

Embolization in the Treatment of a Major Retropubic Hemorrhage Following Tension-Free Vaginal Tape: A Case Report and Literature Review

Margrethe Foss Hansen, Mads Henrik Carstensen, Jens Prien-Larsen and Lars Alling-Møller

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 20, 2017

55-year-old para 2 woman was brought to the emergency department following insertion of a tension-free vaginal tape complaining of lower abdominal pain and vertigo. The subsequent angiography localized a significant bleeding from the right obturator artery and a retropubic hematoma 17.5 cm × 10.0 cm in size....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510033

Evaluation of Functional Bladder Recovery in Patients with a Chronic Foley Catheter for Urinary Retention: A Randomized, Prospective, Blind and Comparative Study with 18 Months of Follow-up

João Antonio Pereira-Correia, Rodrigo Furtado Miranda, Gustavo Fiedle, Marco Antonio de Azambuja Corsetti and Valter José Fernandes Muller

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 08, 2017

To analyze the repercussions of chronic Foley catheter use in patients with urinary retention on the functional recovery of the bladder following corrective surgery....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510032

Aggressive Angiomyxoid Tumour - A Very Rare Pathologic Finding in the Urinary Bladder Co-existing with Pregnancy

OBI-NJOKU OBINNA, Coscione Alberto and Hiten Patel

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 02, 2017

The bladder is an uncommon site for an aggressive Angiomyxoid tumour. We present a case of a 23-year-old primigravida who suffered no urinary symptoms and was referred due to an incidental bladder finding on ultrasound scan and went on to have a rigid cystoscopy and resection of lesion which was confirmed by histology to be an aggressive Angiomyxoid tumour....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510031

Bilateral Renal Papillary Hypertrophy: A Rare Cause of Benign Essential Hematuria Endoscopic Diagnosis and Management

Alexander Birk, Achanking Afiadata and Jyoti Upadhyay

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 30, 2017

Benign essential hematuria is an idiopathic gross hematuria of renal origin without evidence of radiographic, histologic, or functional abnormalities of the kidney. Although the natural history for benign essential hematuria often is spontaneous resolution of symptom, some severe cases may require treatment for control of persistent hematuria....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510030

Case Report about a Primary Bladder Lymphoma

Nina Combaz and Annette Kuhn

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 30, 2017

Primary isolated bladder lymphoma represents around 0.2% of all extranodal Non-Hodgkin-Lymphoma and less than 1% of all bladder tumours. Clinical representation may be unspecific and correct diagnosis is essential for the appropriate treatment....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510029

Abdominal Approach for Vesicovaginal Fistulas: Outcomes and Risk Factors for Failure

Amy Y Li, Joseph E Papin, Anne M Suskind, Anne P Cameron, J Quentin Clemens and John T Stoffel

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2017

We retrospectively examined surgical outcomes for Vesicovaginal Fistulas (VVF) repaired through an abdominal, transperitoneal approach. Failure of VVF repair was defined as any urine leakage from the repaired fistula tract after hospital discharge....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510028

Serious Complication after Laser Treatment of Ureterocele in an Infant

Stanislaw Warchol and Teresa Dudek

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 24, 2017

Endoscopic decompression has been recently suggested as the first line treatment of ureterocele in children, including laser transurethral incision. We report a case of a unique but very serious complication after simple ureterocele puncture using a holmium laser in an infant....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510027

Managing the Elderly with Urinary Incontinence and Dementia

Si Ching LIM

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 05, 2017

The elderly patients with dementia are often challenging to manage, especially if they have urinary incontinence. There are many causes for urinary incontinence and among the elderly with dementia, the problem is often not related to abnormalities of the lower urinary tract....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510026

Impact of Pneumoperitoneum on the Post-Operative Renal Function and Level of Acute Kidney Injury Markers: Comparison between Laparoscopic and Open Nephrectomy

Amjad Shalabi, Omri Nativ, Mustafa Sumri, Bishara Bishara, Wisam Khoury, Hoda Awad, Ofer Nativ and Zaid Abassi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 24, 2017

As laparoscopic surgery becomes more widespread, understanding the adverse effects of pneumoperitoneum becomes more important, especially in patients subjected to laparoscopic unilateral nephrectomy. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of pneumoperitoneum on the remnant kidney after laparoscopic nephrectomy compared to open surgery....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510025

Orchitis the Strange, the Rare and the Unusual: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Pace Gianna, Benzone Stefano and Pola Lisa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 07, 2017

Orchitis are classified as granulomatous and non-granulomatous orchitis. Several agents are responsible for inflammatory and infective diseases of the testis, causing orchitis. The most common clinical features are scrotal swelling, mass and/or pain. The diagnosis is mainly histological because clinical and sonographic aspects may be not conclusive....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510024

Ureterocele: Review of Presentations, Types and Coexisting Diseases

Donghua Xie, Boris Klopukh, Guy M Nehrenz and Edward Gheiler

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 07, 2017

Ureterocele is swelling in one of the ureters that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder, which can block urine flow. An ureterocele usually occurs in the lower part of the ureter, where the ureter enters the bladder. Ureteroceles are equally common in both left- and right-side ureters. Some persons with ureteroceles are asymptomatic. Often, the diagnosis is made later in life due to kidney stones....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510023

Aspermia: A Review of Etiology and Treatment

Donghua Xie, Boris Klopukh, Guy M Nehrenz and Edward Gheiler

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 18, 2017

Aspermia is the complete lack of semen with ejaculation, which is associated with infertility. Many different causes were reported such as infection, congenital disorder, medication, retrograde ejaculation, iatrogenic aspemia, and so on. The main treatments based on these etiologies include anti-infection....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510022

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Andrology

Donghua Xie, Boris Klopukh, Guy M Nehrenz and Edward Gheiler

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 13, 2017

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is a supplemental treatment, in addition to the converntional approach, for patients with an underlying ischemic process. In Andrology, HBO is a therapeutic approach supplemental to surgical and medical options for some patients, mainly reported in the treatment of perineal necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier's gangrene). There were also case reports of successful management using the HBO therapy for posttraumatic isch...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510021

Ileus as First Sign of De Novo Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer

Mads Ryo Jochumsen, Bjorn Agerbo Sahlholdt and Jorgen Bjerggaard Jensen

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2017

A 73-year-old man with almost no previous medical history was admitted acute with stomach pain, distended abdomen, stop of defecation and feculent vomiting. The patient had been constipated for three months and about a month before admission, a coloscopy was performed presenting no findings. Computed Tomography (CT) showed mechanical bowel obstruction and a huge malignantly transformed prostate gland as the triggering cause....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510020

New Insights into the Chemical and Isotopic Composition of Human-Body Biominerals. II: COM Kidney Stones from Greece

Dimitra Athanasiadou, Athanasios Godelitsas, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Andreas-Germanos Karydas, Elisavet Dotsika, Stelios Xanthos and Maria Gamaletsou

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 10, 2017

Kidney stone disease (urolithiasis) is a serious health problem, involving more than 5% of the population, especially in developing countries. Urolithiasis, the formation of urinary calculi in the kidney, bladder and/or urethra, can be attributed to several risk factors related to geographical region, gender and dietary habits....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510019

Age-Related Changes in Concentration and Histological Distribution of 54 Trace Elements in Nonhyperplastic Prostate of Adults

Vladimir Zaichick and Sofia Zaichick

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 18, 2016

Objective: To clarify a possible role of prostatic trace elements in an etiology of age-dependent gland diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Methods: The variation with age of the 54 trace elements concentration in prostatic parenchyma and the relationship of these trace elements with basic histological structures of nonhyperplastic prostate glands of 65 subjects aged 21-87 years was investigated by an instrumental n...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510018

The Effect of Prostate Biopsy on Erectile Functions

Ali Atan, Ersin Koseoglu and Altug Tuncel

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 26, 2016

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy among men in the United States of America (USA). Tissue samples should be taken from different parts of prostate by transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy (TPND) and these samples should be examined histopathologically for the diagnosis of PCa. In recent years, the serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) measurement and number of prostate biopsies performed have become more frequent....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510017

Factors Predicting Pleural Complication Following Upper Pole Access Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Treewattanakul C, Kittirattakarn P, Chongruksut W and Lojanapiwat B

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 20, 2016

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) via upper-pole access can be achieved either supracostally and subcostally. The supracostal access is associated with a higher rate of pulmonary complication. We studied the factors, which predict the pulmonary complication following upper pole access PCNL and postoperative outcomes of patients with pulmonary complication....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510016

Tubo-Ovarian Abscess in Second Trimester of Pregnancy after Transvaginal Oocyte Retrieval: Challenges in Management

Andrikopoulou M, Apostol DO R, Becker A and FR Nezhat

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 05, 2016

A 39-year-old primigravida female presented at 16 weeks gestation, with new onset of severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. Her medical history was significant for infertility and ovarian endometrioma during oocyte retrieval. Current gestation was complicated by an emergent laparoscopy with drainage of a ruptured endometrioma in the first trimester. On examination, she had acute abdomen and sonogram showed a viable pregnancy and a 10 cm ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510015

Mesothelioma of the Tunica Vaginalis Testis: Case Report and Review

Ruiz Hernandez M, Fabuel Alcaniz JJ, Gutierrez-Pecharroman AM, Romio de las Heras E, Rodriguez-Patron Rodriguez R, Varona Crespo C and Burgos Revilla FJ

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 20, 2016

A 93-year-old man with chronic hydrocele and no history of asbestos exposure underwent a hydrocelectomy, which revealed several nodules in the tunica vaginalis. The histopathological diagnosis was malignant mesothelioma, requiring a second procedure. A radical inguinal orchiectomy with hemiscrotectomy was performed, reporting tumor-free surgical margins; therefore, no adjuvant treatments were given. Three months postoperative, the patient continu...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510014

Anatomic, Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Circumcision Accidents in Yaounde, Cameroon

Mouafo Tambo FF, Ditope JJ, Fossi G, Fadi S, Nyanit Bob D, Mbouche L, Andze OG and Sosso MA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 06, 2016

This was a retrospective and descriptive study, of all children who presented with complications related to circumcision over a period of 10 years, dating from (September 2005 to September 2015) at the pediatric surgery service of the Yaounde Gyneco-obstetric and Pediatric hospital. Included in this study were all male children patients aged between 0 to 15 years managed for a circumcision accidents in our center. Excluded from the study were; ci...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510013

Penile Subcutaneus Stone Implant: An Unusual Case Report

Serdar Toksoz and Yalcin Kizilkan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 31, 2015

Men in some areas of Asia have a long history of inserting or implanting various objects into their penises. Artificial penile implant are inert objects inserted beneath the skin of the penis. Objects placed under the skin of the penile shaft may include plastic beads made from toothbrushes, silicon, metal pellets, glass, ivory, precious metals, marbles or pearls. Some men believe that penile implants enhance the sexual pleasure. Subdermal implan...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510012

Salvage Buccal Urethroplasty after Prior Open Intervention: 10 Year Experience

Mimi Zhang, Benjamin Carpenter, Richard Bihrle and Matthew J Mellon

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 08, 2015

Urethral stricture disease is a complex urologic problem with multiple etiologies and multiple surgical approaches. Although there is no one single technique employed for all types of strictures, buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty (BMU) has proven to be a versatile surgical option for the reconstructive urologist since its first use in the 1940s. Although there are multiple large, single-center experiences with buccal urethroplasty, only recently...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510011

Unmasking of an Ectopic Ureter after Insertion of Tension-Free Vaginal Tape

Stephanie BM Tan, Greg Malone and Judith TW Goh

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 23, 2015

Ectopic ureters draining into a place other than the posterior-lateral aspect of the trigone is uncommon. Patients may be asymptomatic or present with the classic symptoms of normal voiding associated with continuous urinary leakage. We present a case of an adult female whose ureteric duplication was unmasked after insertion of tension free vaginal tape (TVT)....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510010

An Unusual Cause of Massive Hematuria: Arterio-Ureteral Fistula, and Review of the Literature

Andrea Orosa Andrada, Ines Laso Garcia, Francisco de Asis Donis Canet, Jose Javier Fabuel Alcaniz, Luis Lopez-Fando Lavalle and Francisco Javier Burgos Revilla

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 21, 2015

Arterio-ureteral fistula is an uncommon diagnosis with a high rate of mortality. An early diagnosis is the key for a successful treatment and should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with unexplained hematuria. We report a clinical case and a review of the literature....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510009

Prostate Cancer Survivorship: A Systematic Review

Sanchia S Goonewardene, Young A and R. Persad

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 08, 2015

Background: Due to advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, the number of prostate cancer survivors is increasing. Yet, with this expanding cohort of patients, very little has been done to develop services. Objective: A systematic review was conducted to explore prostate cancer survivorship issues. This analysis will inform development of interventions. Discussion: The literature is reviewed and the way forward for survivorship discussed. W...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510008

Late Complications of Duplex System Ureterocele; Acute Urinary Retention, Stone Formation and Renal Atrophy

Sipal Timucin Akdere Hakan and Bumin Ors

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 14, 2015

A 49- year-old woman was admitted to emergency department with a complaint of acute urinary retention. The investigation of the patient revealed right duplex system anomaly, ureterocele containing multiple stones and atrophic right kidney. After reliefing her urinary retention, endoscopic ureterocele de-roofing, two dj stents insertion and stones extraction were performed. The symptoms of the patient were relieved after treatment. The patient was...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510007

Female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Surgery. Results at 24-Month Follow-Up

Rosita Aniuliene, Povilas Aniulis, Lina Slabsyte and Titas Telksnys

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 09, 2015

Women pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common pathology in urogynaecology. Given the fact that women's lifespan is increasing and society is aging, this disorder is becoming more relevant, moreover, it is embarrassing for the women involved. Literature points out that pelvic organ prolapse is common in middle age women and occurs in 50% of parous women, however, not all women require surgical intervention. Approximately, from 11 to 20% of all wom...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510006

Importance of Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening before and after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Intravesical Bladder Instillation Treatment to Avoid Unnecessary Prostate Biopsy

Takehiko Okamura, Hidetoshi Akita, Kenji Yamada, Takahiro Kobayashi, Ryosuke Ando, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa and Takahiro Yasui

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 29, 2015

The adverse effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical instillation therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) vary widely, and can include BCG-induced prostatitis. In contrast, prostate cancer may occasionally develop along with bladder cancer. Therefore, if prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels increase after BCG therapy, a prostate biopsy should be performed to exclude prostate cancer....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510005

Repeated Intradetrusor Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections are Still Effective for Patients with Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity Secondary to Spinal Cord Injury in China

Hui Chen, Xing Hua Yang, Jing Wen Zeng, Ma Ping Huang, Qiu Ling Liu, Jie Bing Huang, Tian Hai Huang, Ke Ji Xi and Chong He Jiang

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 20, 2015

Objective: To assess effective outcomes following repeated treatment with intradetrusor botulinum toxin type an in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). Methods: Patients with NDO secondary to spinal cord injury (SCI) were enrolled. Botulinum toxin type A 200 U detrusor injections by a rigid cystoscope were repeated....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510004

Outcomes of Two Different Meshes for Treatment of POP with a Concomitant Midurethral Sling for SUI: a Retrospective Cohort Study at 2 Years Postoperatively

Chenghe Wang, Zhong Chen, Guanghui Du, Tao Wang, Weimin Yang and Zhangqun Ye

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 25, 2015

Patients had pelvic organ prolapse (POP) often suffered stress urinary incontinence (SUI) simultaneously. We evaluated the outcomes of two different kits, Prosima and Avaulta pelvic repair systems, with a concomitant midurethral sling by treating the disease and compared the efficacies in a single center....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510003

A Comparison of Prostatic Acinar Adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+4 versus 4+3 in Different Laboratory Practice Settings

Celia Maria Jesuino Bittencourt, Daniel Abensur Athanazio, Andreia Carvalho dos Santos, Erica Curvelo Dantas Senna, Tania Maria Correia Silva and Luiz Antonio Rodrigues de Freitas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 20, 2015

Objective: To evaluate Gleason 7 tumors from radical prostatectomy specimens that were stratified by 3+4 and 4+3 status, focusing on the clinical and morphologic features. Methods and results: In the first series of 20 Gleason 7 tumors processed by total embedding, cases with 4+3 status were associated with a higher proliferation index. In a second series of 106 Gleason 7 tumors processed by partial embedding, 4+3 status was associated with highe...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510002

Male Sling: A Decade Later

Ajay Singla

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 28, 2015

Urethral compression provided by a male sling is not a new concept. A variety of urethral compression procedures have been applied in an attempt to control urinary incontinence over the years. Most notable were the Kaufman procedures which used silicone gel prosthesis to compress the ventral urethra....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510001

Fournier's Gangrene and Prognostic Scoring Systems

Bulent Erol

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 17, 2015

A Fournier's gangrene (FG), a life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis of the male and female genitourinary tract was first described in the 1883. FG is an uncommon necrotizing fasciitis of genitalia and perineum that has high mortality and morbidity. Many predisposing factors have been reported, including perianal disease, urethral stricture, local trauma, diabetes mellitus, and malignancy. Systemic diseases such as cardiac failure, hypertension, ...

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