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2010 Vol. 63 No. 3

Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-05-27
Prognostic and Diagnostic Implications of Histological Differentiation in Invasive Urothelial Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: Variant or Nonclassic Differentiation Number
Wojciech Jóźwicki, Zdzisław Skok, Anna Brożyna, Jerzy Siekiera, Zbigniew Wolski, Jan Domaniewski
Tumor histological organization is of prognostic importance. We evaluated the prognostic value of tumor uniformity (classic, or mixed = classic plus one nonclassic type of differentiation as histological variant) and nonclassic differentiation number greater than 1 (NDN>1) in invasive urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-05-31
Penile Carcinoma: A Single Institution Experience
Janice Santos-Cortes, Edan Y. Shapiro, Reza Ghavamian
To describe our experience with penile cancer regarding demographics, clinical data, risks factors, and recurrence.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-06-25
Clinical characteristic of men with testicular lesion: single centre experience.
Elżbieta Oszukowska, Waldemar Różański, Marek Wrona, Piotr Lipiński, Marek Lipiński, Magdalena Jakubiak-Wielganowicz, Krzysztof Kula, Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer, Marek Sosnowski
Testicular lesions are cause of testis removal and in 95% are testicular germ cells tumours (TGCT). Aim of the work was a presentation of causes leading to testis removal and clinical stage of disease.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-04-13
Meatal mobilization (MEMO) technique for distal hypospadias repair: Technique, results and long-term follow-up
Joerg Seibold, Bastian Amend, Saladin H. Alloussi, Daniela Colleselli, Tilman Todenhoefer, Georgios Gakis, Axel Merseburger, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Arnulf Stenzl, Christian Schwentner
Several approaches are used for distal hypospadias. We present our technique of meatal mobilization (MEMO) and provide both early and long-term outcome data.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-07-01
Effectiveness and cost analysis of different methods of anti-refluxive operations in VUR grade 3 in a single institution
Evi Comploj, Michael Mian, Mark Koen, Tanja Becker, Christoph Berger, Marcus Riccabona
To compare the clinical outcomes and costs of different operative techniques in children with vesicoureterorenal reflux grade 3 (VUR G3).


Review Paper2010-05-27
Single incision laparoscopic surgery in children - a preliminary report.
Wiesław Urbanowicz, Janusz Sulisławski, Michał Wolnicki
The technique of pediatric Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) using a single multi-channel port started in 2008 [1]. The objective of the technique are minimizing abdominal scarring, reduction of postoperative pain and risk of wound healing complications. Objective of the report is to present preliminary experience in SILS in treatment of varicocele and abdominal cryptorchism. SILS procedures were performed in eight patients. Five due to left-side varicocele and three underwent orchiectomies for testicular dysplasia


Short Communications (Preliminary Results And Mini-Reviews)2010-05-27
Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: Own experience
Rafał Walczak, Janusz Walczak, Krzysztof Bar
Treatment of proximal ureteral calculi frequently requires several sessions. Used techniques depend on urologist's preferences, experience, and availability of equipment. Authors present the results of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy, based on a 5-year experience.


Original Basic Research And Clinical Articles2010-05-27
Dietary flavones enhance the effect of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) on bladder cancer cells
Ewelina Szliszka, Jan Gebka, Joanna Bronikowska, Wojciech Krol
Flavonoids naturally occurring in fruit and vegetables demonstrate cancer chemopreventive properties. Flavones, a subclass of flavonoids, induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in bladder cancer cells. TRAIL plays an important role in immune surveillance and the defense mechanism against tumor cells. However, not all tumor cells are sensitive to TRAIL. TRAIL-resistant cancer cells can be sensitized to TRAIL-induced apoptosis by anticancer agents.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Case Report2010-04-26
"Posterior urethral disruption in 2 years old boy with late urethroplasty after multiorgan injury"
Michał Wolnicki, Wiesław Urbanowicz, Janusz Sulisławski
Management of posterior urethral disruption in children with multiorganic injuries can be quite challenging. We report the case of a 12 year old male with urethral disruption.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Case Report10.5173/ceju.2010.03.art10
Prostate cancer penile metastates
Yervand S. Harutyunyan, Arthur M. Grabsky, Haykaz Y. Antonyan, Emma V. Manukyan


Case Report2010-05-17
Spontaneous Intraperitoneal Rupture of Bladder in adult female
Kanchan Gupta, Bhawna Dev, Harsha C. Chadga
Rupture of the urinary bladder without the evidence of trauma is very rare . Although a life threatening condition requiring emergency treatment, the medical aid is delayed due to lack of the diagnosis. Usually it is diagnosed intraoperatively or retrospectively . We report a case of 31 year old female with spontaneous rupture of the bladder due to bladder diverticulum , where diagnosis was made preoperatively using clinical assessment ,USG and CT cystography leading to a favorable outcome .


Case Report10.5173/ceju.2010.03.art12
A female case with multicystic dysplastic kidney: new findings, genetic counseling, and literature review
Ahmet Okay Caglayan, Hakan Gumus, Ilkay Erdogan


Case Report2010-06-07
Linitis Plastica type of primary Signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of urinary bladder
Yajvender Pratap Singh Rana, Dharamveer Singh, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Aditya Pradhan, Raghav Talwar, Reena Bhardwaj, Uday Miglani, Shalabh Agarwal, Mahesh Chandra, Sandeep Harkar, Yogesh Kumar Swami, Shafi Wani
Adenocarcinoma of urinary bladder is unusual, constituting about 2% of all primary carcinoma of the bladder. Bladder adenocarcinoma consisting chiefly of Signet Ring cells with linitis plastica pattern of infiltration is extremely rare. Not many cases have been reported in literature. To best of our knowledge less than 100 cases of signet ring cell adenocarcinoma urinary bladder have been reported and that of Linitis plastica are even less. We hereby report an unusual case and provide a relevant review of literature.


Case Report2010-08-02
Esophageal metastasis of kidney cancer. A challenging diagnostic problem
Krzysztof Tupikowski, Michał Wróbel, Janusz Dembowski, Jarosław Wierzbicki, Agnieszka Halon, Irena Batycka-Ugorska, Tomasz Szydełko, Romuald Zdrojowy
Kidney cancer is known for its potential to produce metastases to virtually all organs. We present a 5-year-old male patient who suffered from esophageal metastasis during initially successful sunitinib treatment. The lesion manifested initially as a sliding esophageal hiatal hernia. The challenging diagnosis with limited radiological investigations and treatment are described.


Dear Colleagues!

Please forgive me for this somewhat reflective mood, but it is caused by the up- coming end of the 2015-2018 term of the PUA Executive Board. As you probably know, the Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Urology is appointed by the PUA Executive Board, which is why this introductory article is somewhat of a summary.

So then, for this reason, I would like to share some information about the development of the journal. The journal is developing very well. When analyzing the names of the authors, we can see that we are recognizable not only in Europe but also around the world. Urologists from large academic centers publish their articles in our journal. We operate on an "open access" basis and therefore do not charge any fees. This is undoubtedly an asset. An expression of this is the growing number of our citations. The CiteScore coefficient for the Central European Journal of Urology is currently 1.11, while last year it was 0.70. The systematic increase in citations year by year sets the stage to move us from Emerging Cites Sources and promote us to the Science Citation Index Expanded, managed by Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, which is associated with the granting of the socalled "Impact Factor". I first submitted our journal in 2015 and the assessment, at that time made by Thomson Reuters, was that we should remain in the "waiting room", and therefore we were included in Emerging Sources Citation Index. I submitted my second request for re-assessment at the end of 2017 and I am currently awaiting an answer. I hope to get a positive decision.

Building a urological journal in Europe is not a simple task. We already have journals of recognized position and reputation, such as European Urology, European Urology Focus, as well as World Journal of Urology, Urologia Internationalis, Scandinavian Journal of Urology and International Urology and Nephrology. There are also newly created journals such as European Urology Oncology which has very strong support from the European Association of Urology. We must show that we are needed in Central Europe! We do not have anything to prove!

The standing of a scientific journal depends firstly on the quality of the materials submitted, that is from the authors' workshops. However, this is only one side of the coin!

The team of people who verifies submitted scientific materials is also very crucial. This is probably the most important thing that I would like to convey. Usually, I do not officially direct words of thanks to my colleagues, because I think that they consciously chose the tasks they carry out in their lives. At this point, however, at the end of the 2015-2018 term of the PUA Executive Board, I would like to thank Dr. Bartosz Dybowski, my assistant Editor-in-Chief, for the enormous amount of work and time devoted to the extremely professional preparation of each issue. His ex- pert knowledge and availability could be the envy of many a manager. Without the hard work of Dr. Dybowski, this journal would not look like it does today, and the choice of his person for this position was certainly the right one.

I would also like to personally thank our section editors for their hard work and input. Przemysław Adamczyk, Ewa Bres-Niewada, Stefan Buntrock, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Michał Ciszek, Olga Dolejšová, Simona Di Francesco, Jan Hrbáček, Kajetan Juszczak, George Kasyan, Daimantas Milonas, Maciej Salagierski and Przemysław Waliszewski have always stood up to the task. Dear Colleagues, I know how much you have done for the journal, I appreciate it, and I will always remember your commitment.

Nothing could be done without the huge backing of internationally recognized professionals, without which the magazine would not be in the right form and would not grow. The Consulting Editors and the Editorial Board are these advisory bodies that I would like to thank for their knowledgeable comments and support in making difficult decisions.

Also, I would like to recognize the Reviewers, who often work "behind the scenes" but are nonetheless extremely helpful. Their complete independence allows them to give us their wise and unbiased opinions. Thank you for your support during the entire 2015-2018 term.

In conclusion, it is my sincere hope that the journal will continue to develop even better and even more vigorously in the coming years.

Tomasz Drewa


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The Editorial Office would like to inform all interested parties that in Central European Journal of Urology an article entitled "Efficacy of holmium laser urethrotomy and intralesional injection of Santosh PGI tetra-inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, Hyaluronidase and N-acetyl cysteine) on the outcome of urethral strictures" [Kumar S, Kishore L, Sharma AP, Garg N, Singh SK. Cent European J Urol. 2015; 68: 462-465] was published which is very similar to the article entitled "Efficacy of Optical Internal Urethrotomy and Intralesional Injection of Vatsala-Santosh PGI Tri-Inject (Triamcinolone, Mitomycin C, and Hyaluronidase) in the Treatment of Anterior Urethral Stricture" published in Advances in Urology [Kumar S, Garg N, Singh SK, Mandal AK. Adv Urol. 2014; 2014: 192710. doi: 10.1155/2014/192710. Epub 2014 Oct 1].

The authors of these articles did not inform the CEJU Editorial Office about the prior publication of an article with a similar subject matter nor did they refer to it in their References section.

The Editorial Office regrets the existing situation.