Pattern and clinical management of penile cancer in Rwanda

ConclusionPenile cancer is a rare but significant disease in Rwanda. Patients present with advanced disease. After treatment of the primary tumor, modified inguinal lymphadenectomy appears to be a safe method of cure and staging for patients with clinically impalpable inguinal lymph nodes. Our early results provide a compelling insight into this rare but serious disease.
Source: African Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Glans resurfacing is an emerging new appealing surgical technique that is already a recommendation in the EAU guidelines for the treatment of premalignant and superficial penile lesions. The overall satisfaction rate and recovery of the sexual function are acceptable, and it can be considered an ideal procedure to treat superficial penile cancer. PMID: 31312658 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We report the initial feasibility of intraoperative confocal laser endomicroscopy for penile cancer optical biopsy. Pending further evaluation, confocal laser endomicroscopy could serve as an adjunct or replacement to conventional frozen section pathology for management of penile cancer. PMID: 31537485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Urologic Oncology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Oncol Source Type: research
ConclusionWith ICG-99mTc-nanocolloid, the SN biopsy procedure has become more accurate and independent of the use of blue dye. With that, the procedure has evolved to be universal for different malignancies and anatomical locations.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
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ConclusionsThe addition of SPECT/CT improved the rate of detection of true tracer-avid lymph nodes and delineated their precise (3-D) anatomic localization in drainage basins.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Patient admitted with anxiety regarding a nonspecific skin lesion localized to the genital region. There is no pain or erythema. The lesion is localized to the glans penis and is appears purple. Light shone at the lesions reveals whitish streaks. The patient has state insurance Medicaid, and you wish to perform a biopsy to rule out cancer. The patient stated he has to wait 3-5 weeks to obtain a derm appointment, however is very anxious about the lesion. Do you call for a derm consult to... Question about ER procedure
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About a year ago, I entered trauma therapy. For the first time I was honest with myself about the sexual abuse I experienced as a child. It opened a floodgate and shame, disgust, resentment, and depression rushed in. I’m happy to say that today those feelings are lessened or absent completely. I started working out a lot and traded a lot of fat for muscle. Every inch of me is now shaped differently. I’m the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been in my life. And yet I’m also sick. The stress of the past year did a number on my body. I was recently diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Personal PTSD Sexuality Stress Trauma Cancer Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia Child molestation Child Sexual Abuse CIN II Depersonalization Dissociation dysplasia Exercise HPV vac Source Type: blogs
We report our experience with clinical follow up of men with biopsy proven penile LS at a large academic practice to evaluate the risk of developing cancer at a later time.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Infections/Inflammation/Cystic Disease of the Genitourinary Tract: Prostate & Genitalia II Source Type: research
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