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Basics on erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the permanent inability to initiate and/or maintain an erection adequate for satisfactory sexual intercourse. ED has a high prevalence and incidence that increases with age. It is a multifactorial disorder, where physical, endocrine, metabolic, and psychogenic factors may play a role. Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of more serious health problems, such …

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Basics in haemostatic surgical tools

Haemostatic surgical tools are widely used day by day in operating rooms around the world. But which are and how do they work? When to use them? Don’t miss this Urology Cheat Sheet to know more!

Basics in percutaneous nephrolithotomy By Saeed Bin Hamri

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an urological procedure that consists in creating a percutaneous tract for the treatment of kidney stones bigger than 2cm and usually placed in inferior or mid calyceal groups.   There are no contraindications based on the physical complexion of the patient or previous abdominal surgeries. The classic prone position for PCNL was …

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Wilms tumor

Wilms tumor or nephroblastoma is the most frequent tumor of the kidney in infants and children. The incidence of Wilms tumor is 8.2 cases for every 1 million children younger than 15 years and most often affects children ages 3 to 4. Pathologically, a triphasic nephroblastoma comprises three elements: blastema, stroma and epithelium.  Signs and …

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Eponyms in Urology and Andrology III

An EPONYM is a person, real or fictitious, who gives the name to a disease, structure, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, classification, or instrument that for some reason is associated with him/her. This Urology Cheat Sheet explores eponymous terms and conditions in Urology and Andrology. Volume III

Basics in ureteral stents

Ureteral stents are thin tubes inserted into the ureter to treat or prevent a blockage that prevents the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. They are one of the most crucial tools used for various clinical conditions in the urological field. The most common reason for ureteral stents is the treatment of …

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Management of penile prosthesis complications By Ignacio Moncada

A penile prosthesis, or penile implant, is a medical device that is surgically implanted within the corpora cavernosa of the penis during a surgical procedure. It’s an effective erectile dysfunction solution for patients who do not respond to more conservative therapies. Standardization of surgical technique in penile prosthesis implants and improvements in device construction have …

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