Noteworthy minimally invasive surgery research from AUA 2018 also included topics such as robot-assisted versus open radical cystectomy as well as minimally invasive retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in men with testis cancer.
A mobile app for stone metaphylaxis and an algorithm defining specific indications for stent omissions were among the other highlights in endourology/stones at AUA 2018.
Recent studies point to the significant potential activity trackers hold in urology.
Few urology residents receive didactic education on gender-affirming care, survey shows.
"The world of laser vaginal rejuvenation is fast paced, with new companies adding a laser platform nearly each month," write Jessica DeLong, MD, and Jennifer Miles-Thomas, MD.
Recent data support the product’s use in protecting organs at risk for radiation exposure.
Laurence Baskin, MD, presents the case of a baby boy who had a tough forceps delivery, with accompanying sonographic images.
"Personally, I’ve tried to use a lot more NSAIDs and over-the-counter pain medications but there are times where I give very short-course Percocet or Norco to cover a patient for surgery," says one urologist.
This article examines current developments in robotic urologic surgery and future directions, including the introduction of alternative surgical robots.
A 46-year-old male underwent a left laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for a cT1b renal cell carcinoma. Intra-operatively, a rent in the descending mesocolon was made during bowel mobilization but was not closed. Subsequently, the patient presented to the emergency room 4 days later with complaints of sudden onset sharp abdominal pain and nausea. A non-contrast computed tomography scan was obtained. What is the diagnosis?