Case Studies

Spontaneous Bilateral Cavernosal Abscess

Cavernosal abscesses are rarely reported with the majority of reported cases having an identifiable underlying causative factor. We present the case of a 50-year-old male with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and large abscesses of the bilateral cavernosal bodies. He was successfully treated with surgical debridement and healing of the wound by secondary intention. Authors: Bradley, Nathan; Slobodov, Gennady; Culkin, Dan; Palmer, Blake Corresponding Author: Bradley, Nathan   Introduction We…

The Position and Suction Power of the Pelvic Drain: A key point after Surgical Repair for Urinary Tract Injury Complicating Gynaecological Surgery

We report two cases with persistent urinary ascites in the bulbs of pelvic drains post surgical repair for urological complications, which subsided after adjusting the position and suction power of pelvic drains. Authors: Chen, Kuo-Hu; Chen, Li-Ru; Yang, Bing-Shiang Corresponding Author: Chen, Kuo-Hu Kuo-Hu Chen1,2,, MD, PhD, Li-Ru Chen3,4, MD, MSc, Bing-Shiang Yang4, PhD, PE. 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan. 2…

Delayed renocolic fistula formation following percutaneous radiofreqency ablation of renal mass: case report and review of the published cases

We report a case of a 71-year-old man who developed a renocolic fistula 10 months after radiofrequency ablation. At the time of fistula formation there was no evidence of tumor recurrence. Authors: Douglas, Sean; Ogles, Mitchell; Vick, Kenneth; Pound, Charles R. Corresponding Author: Douglas, Sean   Introduction Image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an established minimally invasive treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in patients with significant comorbidities or limited…

Scrotum Ulcer Developed After Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemotherapy with Mitomycin-C

We report a pacient with a scrotum ulcer developed after intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy with mitomycin-C. There is only one article in the literature describing two similar cases. Our group suggests that an image investigation should be considered on male patients prior to intraperitoneal chemotherapy, since a procedure complication might be dramatic to the patient. Authors: Silva, Fabiana; Avancini, Joao; Criado, Paulo; Pfiffer, Tulio; Lobo, Alice; Sanches, Jose Corresponding Author:…

A musculoskeletal approach for patients with pudendal neuralgia: a cohort study

Selected patients with pudendal neuralgia, dupuytren's contracture, low back pain responded favourably to education, postural advice, and mobilisation and exercises directed to the lumbopelvic region. Authors: Dornan, Peter R.1; Coppieters, Michel W.2 Corresponding Author: Dornan, Peter R. Affiliations (1):    Peter Dornan Physiotherapy Centre (2):    Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of…

Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma to the Prostatic Urethra Presenting as Gross Hematuria

Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common welldifferentiated cancer of the thyroid. While regional metastatic disease to lymph nodes is most common, there have been rare cases of distant metastases to the kidney. We report a case of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with metastases to the prostatic urethra presenting as gross hematuria. Authors: Vora, Anup; Krishnan, Jayshree; Verghese, Mohan Corresponding Author: Vora, Anup   Case Report A 31-year-old Indian male with a…

Obstructing Calculi within the Male Urethra

Calculi within urethral diverticula are a rare manifestation of urinary stone disease. We report a case of a 63-year-old male presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms, who was subsequently found to have two large calculi located within corresponding urethral diverticula. The patient underwent open urethrotomy, stone extraction, and primary repair of associated urethral diverticula. The patient’s recovery was uneventful with resolution of urinary symptoms six weeks after surgery. Authors:…

Papillary Cell Carcinoma in Post transplant Dialysis dependent patient – presenting as retroperitoneal hematoma

We present the case of a middle age male with ESRD with post transplant graft rejection, who presented with fever and left flank pain. Histopathology revealed a papillary cell carcinoma. Papillary cell carcinoma presenting as haemorrhage has not been previously reported in literature.   Authors: Nadeem, Mehwash; Ather, M Hammad; Sulaiman, M Nasir Corresponding Author: Nadeem, Mehwash For Correspondence and reprint requests Dr Mehwash Nadeem Dept of Surgery Aga Khan University P…

Paratesticular mass caused by Dirofilaria repens

This report presents a case of a paratesticular lesion caused by Dirofilaria repens, a relatively rare human infection, treated by organ sparing surgery. Authors: Freifeld Y MD1*, Stein A MD1*, Nashashibi M MD2, Baneth G PhD3, Dekel Y MD1 1- Department of Uology, Carmel Medical Center and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel 2- Department of Pathology, Carmel Medical Center and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel 3- School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew…

Pheochromocytomas of the vesical and paravesical region

We report our experience with four cases of vesical and paravesical pheochromocytomas treated in our hospital over the past 15 years. Authors: Nitin Kapoor1,M.S Seshadri 1,Nihal Thomas1, Antony Devasia2 John Banerjee2, Ramani Manoj Kumar3,Simon Rajaratnam1 1. Department of Endocrinology; 2 Department of Urology;   3 Department of Pathology,  Christian Medical College, Vellore, India Corresponding Author: Dr Simon Rajaratnam, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,…
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