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Ureteral obstruction associated with prostate cancer: the outcome after ultrasonographic percutaneous nephrostomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7889041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We retrospectively reviewed the outcome of 28 prostate cancer patients with ureteral obstruction treated by percutaneous nephrostomy. The over-all survival was 60% at 1 year and 32% at 2 years. The 1 and 2 years survival rates of 13 patients with no prior hormonal therapy were 70 and 45%, respectively, while those of patients who had previously received hormonal therapy were 46 and 17% respectively. Of 10 patients who had severe renal failure before percutaneous nephrostomy (serum creatinine greater than or equal to 7 mg per dl), 8 had an adequate return of renal function (serum creatinine less than 3 mg pe dl) after drainage and 55% survived more than 1 year, cutaneous nephrostomy is safe and effective in relieving ureteral obstruction and reasonable survival can be achieved even in patient with renal failure. Percutaneous nephrostomy should be considered strongly in these patients.
R Bordinazzo; L Benecchi; A Cazzaniga; A Vercesi; O Privitera
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Società italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1124-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-14     Completed Date:  1995-04-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308247     Medline TA:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urologic Surgery, S. Corona Hospital, Garbagnate Milanese, Milano.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous* / methods
Prostatic Neoplasms / complications*,  ultrasonography
Survival Analysis
Ureteral Obstruction / etiology*,  mortality,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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