Significance of prostatic weight in prostatism

K M Jensen, R C Bruskewitz, P Iversen, P O Madsen

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    In addition to routine evaluation, 68 patients with prostatism underwent blinded urodynamic testing prior to transurethral prostatectomy and were reexamined symptomatologically and urodynamically at 3 and 12 months after surgery to determine if prostatic weight could predict postoperative outcome. Resected prostatic weight correlated with estimated weight at cystoscopy and with obstructive symptoms, but not with urodynamic variables of infravesical obstruction. Patients with small prostates improved symptomatologically to the same degree as patients with larger glands, although they did not improve to the same degree urodynamically. Prostatic weight, therefore, could not be used to predict the outcome of transurethral surgery.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalUrologia Internationalis
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)173-8
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1983


    • Aged
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Organ Size
    • Postoperative Complications
    • Prognosis
    • Prostate
    • Prostatectomy
    • Prostatic Hyperplasia
    • Urodynamics


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