Balloon Dilatation of the Prostate

  • J. A. Vale
  • R. S. Kirby
Conference paper


Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a major cause of morbidity amongst elderly men and is reported to have an incidence of 88% amongst men in their 90s [3]. With advances in other fields of medicine and increasing longevity, the number of patients requiring treatment for this complaint will inevitably increase. Already it is estimated that a 50-year-old man has a 20%–25% chance of requiring a prostatectomy during his lifetime [4], and more than 300 000 prostatectomies are performed in the United States annually. This represents an enormous financial burden to health services and private insurance companies.


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Bladder Neck Balloon Dilatation Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Prostatic Urethra 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Vale
  • R. S. Kirby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologySt. Bartholomew’s HospitalWest Smithfield, LondonUK

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