Urologic Surgery

[Quiz] Abdominal pain after laparoscopic nephrectomyA 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?
What steps do you take to avoid surgical complications?"You need to make sure you’re doing the right surgery on the right patient so the surgery does not interfere with longevity," says one urologist.
Bipolar TURP associated with ‘substantial’ cost savingsBipolar transurethral resection of the prostate offers an economic benefit compared with monopolar TURP that follows from the clinical differences between the two procedures, concluded investigators who presented their findings at the 2017 Western Section of the AUA annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
[Quiz]: Voiding symptoms progressing to retentionA 16-year-old female presents with irritative voiding symptoms progressing to “urinary retention.” Evaluation with a renal, bladder, pelvic sonogram shows two normal kidneys. What is the differential diagnosis?
PFUI treatment has benefits despite low initial successEarly endoscopic realignment of pelvic fracture urethral injuries is associated with a low initial success rate, but the procedure does not hinder the success of subsequent urethroplasty and has other merits that may make it worthwhile, according to urologists from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Survey: Urologists lack knowledge, training in transgender careWhile urologists are generally comfortable discussing patients’ sexual orientation, they report that both their knowledge of care of transgender patients and training in such care are lacking.
How to reduce opioid use in post-op patientsIn this interview, urologist Francis J. McGovern, MD, discusses the scope of the problem of opioid abuse, outlines opioid-sparing strategies, and explains what the future holds in this area.
AUA 2013: Urethroplasty efficacious for RT-induced stenosisAnastomotic urethroplasty appears to be effective for managing radiotherapy-induced posterior urethral stenosis, researchers say.