This year has been another memorable year for the International Brazilian Journal of Urology with quality international submissions to the video section from across the World. It highlights the commitment by the urology community in continually striving to improve the outcomes of surgical patients. We should never accept that good is good enough particularly with the plethora of surgical tools at our disposal. In this regard, it gives me a distinct pleasure to introduce the three best videos for 2017. These selections were made based on their novelty and potential to favorably impact the surgical care of urological patients. Making these selections is always challenging, being that all accepted videos are already of an incredibly high quality; hence, I would like to congratulate all authors for accepted videos over the past year and look forward to receiving your future submissions in the months to years to come. The selection of best videos of the year are as follows:
The third prize goes to the video entitled “Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for multiple (four) tumors” by Lessandro Curcio et al. from the Hospital Federal Ipanema in Brazil, published in the May-June issue (43(3): 567) (1) of our Journal. The authors nicely depict in this video a two-stage approach to managing a patient with multifocal renal tumors using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach in which the larger tumors were approached in na initial setting using a conventional clamp technique, followed by which the two smaller ones were approach in a non-clamped manner. This video nicely depicts that each case must be approached in a personalized fashion with the individual tumor characteristics, multifocality, and location aiding in the selection of the most suitable surgical strategy, including appropriateness of minimally invasive and clamp versus non-clamp vascular hilar control techniques.