Benign prostatic hyperplasia - Does a correlation exist between prostatic morphology and irritative symptoms?


Atan A. , Horn T., Hansen F., Jakobsen H., Hald T.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.30, no.4, pp.303-306, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00365599609182311
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-306

Abstract

Fifty-two consecutive patients with prostatism who underwent a prostatectomy were investigated with regard to irritative symptom score, age, prostate volume, urine culture results, degree of detrusor instability, inflammation in the prostate, and stromal, glandular or mixed prostatic histopathology. We did not find any statistical correlations between irritative symptom score and the mentioned parameters. This indicates that irritative symptoms should rather be attributed to extraprostatic factors such as e.g. bladder reaction.