• Comparison of permanent (125)I seeds implants with two different techniques in 500 cases of prostate cancer.

    To perform a comparative study of 500 consecutive (125)I seeds implants for intracapsular prostate carcinoma with two techniques differing in terms of both strand implantation and planning.

    From 2002 to 2007 we performed 250 implants with fixed stranded seeds (RapidStrand™) and a preplanning system and from 2007 to 2010, 250 with real-time and ProLink™ system.

    Published December 11, 2015
  • Flexible ureteroscopy: technique, tips and tricks.

    During the last decades, the surgical management of kidney stones benefited of many technological advances and one of them is the development of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS). This tool, ancillary equipment such as graspers and baskets, and lithotripsy technique with Holmium:YAG laser underwent many improvements leading to a widening of its indications with diagnostic and therapeutic management of upper urinary tract pathologies such as urolithiasis and urothelial tumors.

    Published December 11, 2017
  • Peyronie's penile plication.

    Penile plication has become the preferred surgical technique for Peyronie's disease (PD) as it can be performed efficiently, safely, with a high success rate, low morbidity and a low complication rate.

    Published October 7, 2017
  • Retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy in children: a multicentric international comparative study between lateral versus prone approach.

    Very limited informations are currently available about the best approach to perform retroperitoneoscopic surgery. This multicentric international study aimed to compare the outcome of lateral versus prone approach for retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy (RPN) in children.

    Published July 17, 2018
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP) in children with horseshoe kidneys: results of a multicentric study.

    This multicentric study aimed to report our experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP) in children with horseshoe kidney (HSK).

    The records of 14 patients (11 boys and 3 girls with an average age of 9 years), who underwent RALP for repair of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) in HSK in five international pediatric urology units over a 5-year period, were retrospectively reviewed.

    Published January 20, 2019
  • Surgical Techniques in the Management of Small Renal Masses.

    This article provides a review and outline of the various surgical techniques for small renal masses. It covers surgical approaches and compares outcomes of open versus minimally invasive surgery. The article discusses renal nephrometry scoring and renal ischemia at time of resection.

    Published March 15, 2018

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