Posts made in May, 2017

Serum tissue factor as a biomarker for renal clear cell carcinoma

Vol. 43 (x): 2017 May 5.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0007


Daniel D’Oliveira Silva 1, Jorge A. P. Noronha 1, Bartira E. Pinheiro da Costa 2, Pedro Caetano Edler Zandona 1, Gustavo F. Carvalhal 1
1 Departamentos de Urologia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; 2 Instituto de Pesquisas Biomédicas (BEP), Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil



Purpose: to determine the usefulness of serum TF as a potential marker for patients with clear cell RCC.

Materials and Methods: prospective study of 30 patients with clear cell RCC submit­ted to nephrectomy and 16 controls without clear cell RCC treated surgically for other conditions. TF is a endothelium marker that was correlated with worse prognosis in a variety of solid tumors including RCC. Serum TF was collected before surgery at the operating room and in the postoperative setting after at least four weeks. Serum samples were analyzed with a commercial ELISA kit for human TF (R&D Systems®).

Results: Mean preoperative serum TF levels in clear cell RCC patients and in controls were 66.8 pg/dL and 28.4 pg/dL, respectively (p<0.001). Mean postoperative serum TF levels in clear cell RCC patients were 26.3 pg/dL. In all patients with clear cell RCC postoperative serum levels of TF were lower, with a mean reduction of 41.6 pg/dL in the postoperative setting (p<0.001). Linear regression revealed that tumor size was cor­related with the postoperative reduction of serum TF levels (p=0.037).

Conclusions: We have shown a 3-fold reduction in the median preoperative serum levels of TF in patients with clear cell RCC after surgery. We have also...

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Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Excision of a Retroperitoneal Ganglioneuroma

Vol. 43 (5): 997-997, September – October, 2017

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0465


Lucas Medeiros Burttet 1, Fernando Jahn da Silva Abreu 1, Gabrielle Aguiar Varaschin 1, Brasil Silva Neto 1, Milton Berger 1
1 Serviço de Urologia – Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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A new technique, combined plication-incision (CPI), for correction of penile curvature

Vol. 43 (x): 2017May 5.[Ahead of print]

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0578


Hamed Abdalla Hamed 1, Mohamed Roaiah 1, Ahmed M. Hassanin 1, Adham Ashraf Zaazaa 1, Mahmoud Fawzi 1
1 Department of Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt


Introduction: Penile curvature (PC) can be surgically corrected by either corporoplasty or plication techniques. These techniques can be complicated by post-operative: penile shortening, recurrent PC, painful/palpable suture knots and erectile dysfunction.

Objective: To avoid the complications of corporoplasty and plication techniques using a new technique: combined plication-incision (CPI).

Materials and Methods: Two groups (1&2) were operated upon: group 1 using CPI and group 2 using the 16-dot technique. In CPI, dots were first marked as in 16 dot tech­nique. In each group of 4 dots the superficial layer of tunica albuginea was transverse­ly incised (3-6mm) at the first and last dots. Ethibond 2/0, passed through the interior edge of the first incision plicating the intermediate 2 dots and passed out of the interior edge of the last incision, was tightened and ligated. Vicryle 4/0, passed through the exterior edges of the incisions, was tightened and ligated to cover the ethibond knot.

Results: Twelve (57.1 %) participants in group 2 complained of a bothering palpable knot compared to none in group 1 with statistically significant difference (P=0.005). Postoperative shortening (5mm) of erect penis, encountered in 9 participants, was dou­bled in group 2 but with insignificant difference (P>0.05). Post-operative recurrence of PC, was encountered in only 1 (4.8%) participant in group 2,...

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Surgical management of female paraurethral cyst with concomitant stress urinary incontinence

Vol. 43 (6): 1194-1194, November – December, 2017

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2014.0582


Tarik Yonguc 1, Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt 1, Salih Polat 1, Serkan Yarimoglu 1, Ismail Gulden 1, Volkan Sen 1, Suleyman Minareci 1
1 Department of Urology, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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