Transuretheral resection of prostate (TURP) - A treatment modality for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Keywords:Prostate Transurethral Resection. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Prospective Study. Prostatectomy. Prostatism. Electrosurgery. Prostate. Urodynamics. Follow-Up Studies.
This prospective study was done to know the complications of TURP as a treatment modality for BPH. 1200 patients having TURP at Jinnah and Mayo Hospital, Lahore from 1996 to 2002 were included. All the patients were evaluated by history, examination and investigations. Age range included from 45 to 115 years. Retention of urine was commonest indication for the procedure followed by raised prostatic symptom score. Seventy-two percent patients had prostate size between 31 to 50 gram on DRE and Ultrasonography. Hypertension, DM and pulmonary diseases were common comorbid conditions in these patients. In early complication clot retention in 8% and ITTI in 7.6%, and failure to void in 4.7%. In the late complication stricture 6%, impotence 2.3% and incontinence 0.5%. Histopathology detected carcinoma of the prostate in 6% patients.
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