Progress in Surgery for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  • Stuart D. Boyd

Abstract

Over the last century, surgical correction of bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has become a commonly accepted procedure. The surgery has been performed either as an open enucleation of the prostate (retropubic, suprapubic, perineal) or as a transurethral resection or incision of the prostate (TURP, TUIP). The choice between the various procedures is usually based on the size of the prostate and the discretion of the surgeon (Fig. 8.1). In the United States, 90% of prostatectomies for BPH are performed transurethraly and approximately 400 000 TURPs are performed annually. The procedure is considered relatively free of life-threatening complications, and in most patients a satisfactory outcome is achieved, though significant problems can occur.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart D. Boyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Southern California, School of MedicinLos AngelsUSA

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