Posted On 2022-08-22

Guest Editor: Francesco Greco, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology; CEO, Centro Salute Uomo, Bergamo, Italy.



Dear Authors,

The management of complex cases for urological diseases could represent a medical challenge for many surgeons and sometimes they can change into real surgical “nightmares”. Although the use of novel technologies such as robotic surgery in expert hands has reduced the intraoperative risk for major complications, they still represent a major concern for most of the urologists who should face them. In this special issue, we would like to invite you to report and describe your experience with Nightmare and complex cases in Urology, by sending original articles, case reports, and surgical videos accompanied by a detailed description of the procedures. This special issue aims to provide tips and tricks to face and solve complex cases in Urology, helping colleagues overcome the “ surgical fear” for these clinical cases and showing them how to change a nightmare into a dream.
I really hope you will enjoy joining this clinical project!!
Looking forward to discussing our experiences.

Best regards,
Francesco Greco
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at through the online submission system. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, Review articles as well as Therapeutic Brief are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. UTJ is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by ANT.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Considering limited grants for some researchers,  Prof. Francesco Greco and the editorial office made the decision that Article Processing Charges will be fully exempted, which means that there is  NOT any manuscript processing or publication fees  for your article once accepted after standard peer-review.


Submission Deadline

March 31, 2024



Riccardo Campi, Unit of Urological Robotic Surgery and Renal Transplantation, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy.
Fabio Campodonico, Department of Abdominal Surgery, Urology Unit, Galliera Hospital, Genova, Italy.
Nikolaos Liakos, Department of Urology, St. Katharinen-Hospital GmbH, Frechen, Germany.
Vasileios I. Sakalis, Department of Urology, Agios Pavlos General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
F Porpiglia, Division of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy.
Rajaram Sharma, Radiodiagnosis, Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences Umarda Campus, Udaipur, India.
Riccardo Giuseppe Bertolo, Urology Department, San Carlo di Nancy Hospital, Rome, Italy.
Artur de Oliveira Paludo, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Pasquale Ditonno, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation-Urology, Andrology and Kidney Transplantation Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.
Susan Talamini, Endourology & Robotics Fellow Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Moises Rodriguez Socarrás, Instituto de Cirugía Urológica Avanzada, Madrid, Spain.
Domenico Veneziano, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli Hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Irache Abáigar Pedraza, Urology Department, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
Oktay Özman, Health Sciences University, Gaziosmanpaşa Education and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Riccardo Schiavina, Division of Urology, IRCCS, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
José Antonio March-Villalba, Department of Urology, University Clinic Hospital of Valencia, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain.
Cristian Toma, Department of Urology, 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania.
Giorgio Bozzini, Department of Urology, ASST Valle Olona, Busto Arsizio, Italy.



Vivian Chan, Managing Editor,
Annie Ruan, Assistant Editor,


Updated on November 04, 2022

Table of Contents

Case Report

Irache Abáigar Pedraza, Santiago Moreno Pérez de la Cruz, Andrés López de Alda
Received: Sunday, October 30, 2022      Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Michele Sica, Juliette Meziere, Daniele Amparore, Paolo Verri, Federico Piramide, Gabriele Volpi, Sabrina De Cillis, Alberto Breda, Alexandre Mottrie, Francesco Porpiglia, Enrico Checcucci
Received: Sunday, January 15, 2023      Published: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Artur de Oliveira Paludo, Pedro Glusman Knijnik, Dorival Manrique Duarte Jr, Elio Mazzone, Stefano Puliatti, André Kives Berger, Brasil Silva Neto, Milton Berger
Received: Wednesday, March 8, 2023      Published: Friday, June 30, 2023
Gabriele Volpi, Daniele Amparore, Giovanni Busacca, Alberto Piana, Federico Piramide, Sabrina De Cillis, Cristian Fiori, Francesco Porpiglia, Michele Di Dio, Enrico Checcucci
Received: Thursday, January 19, 2023      Published: Friday, June 30, 2023

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