Transurethral resection of prostate in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients with large prostate volume

Ho Song Yu, Won Tae Kim, Won Sik Ham, Young Deuk Choi

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Purpose: We investigated the safety and efficacy of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) more than 60cc by single surgeon for the relief of infravesical obstruction. Materials and Methods: We evaluated 211 patients treated with TURP in BPH with large prostate by single surgeon. Each group was divided by prostate volume (group 1; 60-69.9, group 2; 70-79.9, group 3; 80-89.9, group 4; 90-99.9, group 5; >100cc of prostate volume). Various parameters such as International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), maximal flow rate (Qmax.), postvoid residual volume (PVR), prostate volume, adenoma volume, resection time, resection prostate volume, irrigation fluid volume and complications were evaluated and compared. Results: Age of each group was not significantly different. Prostate volume, adenoma volume, resection time, Resection volume, irrigation volume of each groups were different significantly. But, resection volume/resection time and irrigation volume/resection time were not different significantly. Mean resection volume/resection time was 1.34g/ min, and mean irrigation volume/resection time was 315.8ml/min. And intraoperative and postoperative complications of each group were not different. Mean postoperative change of Hb was 2.0±1.1g/dl. Postoperative parameters (IPSS, Qmax, PVR) were improved significantly. Only 2 patients needed transfusion in group 5. No urinary incontinence and TUR syndrome in each group was observed. Conclusions: TURP by experienced surgeon is a safe and effective treatment in BPH patients with large prostates for relief of infravesical obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-911
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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