By Chris Dawson, Hugh Whitfield
Urological difficulties surround a variety of either distressing and most likely lifestyles threatening stipulations and the variety of common perform displays is becoming quickly because of the expanding age of the inhabitants. either trustworthy and accomplished, the second one version of the ABC of Urology presents a completely up-to-date and revised advisor to the speciality which highlights the new advances during this sector. Concentrating particularly at the therapy and analysis of the commonest stipulations, the emphasis is on shared care, the place the abilities of the first care group are utilized in conjunction with medical institution referral.
This concise, well-illustrated and hugely useful textual content will give you the ideal reference for normal practitioners and perform nurses, in addition to junior medical professionals dealing with clinic referrals
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Presentation Most cases of testis cancer present with a scrotal mass or discomfort. Advanced cases can present with back pain, respiratory compromise, or neurological deficit. Examination should not be restricted to the scrotum; it should include the abdomen and supraclavicular fossa. Seminoma ● ● ● ● Markers Classic seminoma occurs typically in men in their 30s Relatively slow growing and chemosensitive and radiosensitive Anaplastic type has greater mitotic activity, with higher rate of local invasion Spermatocytic type often occurs in men older than 50 years and has a low metastatic potential Alpha fetoprotein is raised in embryonal carcinoma, teratocarcinoma, yolk sac tumour, or combined tumours but not with pure choriocarcinoma or pure seminoma.
Customarily, an antiandrogen, such as cyproterone acetate, is prescribed for one week before and three weeks after the first dose of luteinising hormone releasing hormone analogue to prevent a transient stimulation of tumour growth. Luteinising hormone releasing hormone agonists act by initially stimulating luteinising hormone releasing hormone, so they produce a surge of testosterone. The latter may lead to spinal cord compression by bone metastases or urinary retention. In most cases, the development of hormone resistant clones of cancer cells means that the prostate cancer will eventually become resistant to first line therapy.
Widespread pT1 G3 tumour associated with carcinoma in situ is a dangerous situation, and serious consideration should be given to early radical cystectomy. Cross sectional imaging should be performed before radical surgery is considered. pT1 G2 Check cystoscopy at three months under general anaesthesia Simple recurrence: diathermy and check cystoscopy in six months under local anaesthesia Multiple recurrence: mitomycin C x 6 and check cystoscopy in 6-8 weeks under general anaesthesia pT1 G3 Second look biopsy under general anaesthesia Presence of carcinoma in situ Include carcinoma in situ protocol in treatment decision If confirmed, option of BCG x 6 and check cystoscopy under general anaesthesia in 6-8 weeks If upstaged, follow management of muscle invasive bladder cancer Management of pT1 bladder cancer Common side effects of treatment with BCG instillation ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Bladder irritability: Dysuria Frequency Haematuria Fever Malaise Nausea Chills Arthralgia Pruritus Granulomatous prostatitis Carcinoma in situ Although classified as superficial bladder cancer, carcinoma in situ is a completely different type of disorder that carries a high risk of progression to muscle invasive, and hence life threatening, bladder cancer.
ABC of Urology by Chris Dawson, Hugh Whitfield