37TH ETCE EVENT sponsored by TAKEDA ITALIA
Course Vice Director:
1 supine PCNL with upper pole access, 1 URS with Backstop gel and 2 RIRS for urolithiasis have been carried out.
PCNL was characterized by major intraoperative venous bleeding that caused early interruption of the procedure before the patient was rendered stone free. As soon as Re-entry Malecot nephrostomy was placed, bleeding progressively self limited and nor blood transfusion nor embolization were necessary. In the evening the patient was fine fine with Hb value as high as 9.9 mg/dL.
Picture 1: Axial CT scan of the 1st patient (left supine PCNL): 4 cm stone (HU 500) of in the upper pole moiety of duplex collecting system of the left kidney, resistant to alkalinization therapy, is showed in a patient who underwent right PCNL for staghorn calculus one month ago.
Picture 2: Ultrasound of the 2nd patient (right URS using Backstop gel): a 1 cm right distal ureteral stone is showed.
Picture 3: IVU of the 3rd young female patient (left RIRS): 2 cm right radiopaque renal stone is showed in a patient who previously underwent multiple ESWLs in an other hospital.
Picture 4: Coronal CT scan of the 4th patient (left RIRS): a 1.5 cm left renal stone (HU 900) is showed.
Dr. Giuseppe Ciccarello, Urologist at Maggiore Hospital, Lodi (Italy)
Dr. Francesco Costa, Urologist at Santa Maria della Scaletta Hospital, Imola (Italy)
Dr. Calogero Di Stefano, Urologist at Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna (Italy)
Dr. Davide Diazzi, Urologist at Sant Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Dr. Houssam Suheil Zmerly, Urologist at Città di Pavia Hospital, Pavia (Italy)
Mr Olivio Vicardi, Sales Representative, Takeda, Italy
Miss Rosanna Mancaruso, Sales representative, Boston Scientific Italy
Mr Paolo Cantù, Sales Manager, Karl Storz Italy