EAU 2018

EAU 2018: Which Role Does the Intraoperative Ultrasonography Have in a Nephron-Sparing Surgery Setting?

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) Preservation of renal function is the main feature of nephron-sparing surgery. In the setting of evaluation of renal function prior and after partial nephrectomy (PN), renal scintigraphy (RS) and volumetric assessment (VA) have gained popularity due to the more precise estimation of effective renal function allowed before and after PN. At the time of PN, the use of intraoperative ultrasonography (US) is a worldwide used procedure, but no definitive answers have been published, on whether it results in any advantage.

EAU 2018: Comprehensive Comparison of CSA, RENAL, PADUA, and C-Index in Predicting Functional Change after Partial Nephrectomy in Small Renal Mass

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) This study evaluated the renal cortical volume (RCV) change after nephron sparing surgery and the predictive value of nephrometry score in RCV preservation after partial nephrectomy (PN).

EAU 2018: Point-counterpoint session Selection for active surveillance: Only Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-targeted lesions are relevant-Con

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) Dr. Arsov presented the counterpoint to Dr. Moore regarding the appropriateness of relying on MRI-targeted lesions for men being selected for active surveillance (AS). He started by posing a question: Should we really let all men with negative MRIs get away without a biopsy? Indeed, evidence suggests that we should exercise caution; a negative MRI cannot completely rule out high grade disease.

EAU 2018: Point-counterpoint session Selection for active surveillance: Only Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-targeted lesions are relevant- Pro

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) Dr. Moore presented a position on the utility of MRI-targeted fusion biopsies (Fbx) for patients considered for prostate cancer active surveillance (AS), arguing that MRI-targeted lesions are the most relevant variable when considering how to manage these men.

EAU 2018: Surgical Nomogram for Predicting the Likelihood of Postoperative Surgical Complications in Patients Treated with Partial Nephrectomy - The RECORd 2 Project

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) The aim of this study was to analyse the predictive factors of surgical complications after partial nephrectomy (PN), and develop a surgical nomogram for predicting the likelihood of these complications.

EAU 2018: The Impact of Surgical Strategy in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Should we Treat Anterior Tumors with Transperitoneal Access and Posterior Tumors with Retroperitoneal Access?

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) Available comparisons between trans- [tRAPN] and retroperitoneal robot-assisted partial nephrectomy [rRAPN] are scarce and affected by relevant selection bias. The aim of this study was to compare perioperative morbidity, renal function and positive surgical margins [PSM] after tRAPN and rRAPN focusing on the position of the tumour.

EAU 2018: Perioperative Outcomes of Aspirin Use in Partial Nephrectomy

Copenhagen, Denmark (UroToday.com) Rising incidence of cardiovascular disease has led to increases in the patient population using anti-platelet therapy who require urologic surgery. The authors sought to study perioperative outcomes for those undergoing partial nephrectomy (PN) while taking or not taking perioperative aspirin (pASA).