Combination of pneumatic lithotripsy and transurethral prostatectomy in bladder stones with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Sinik Z., Isen K., Biri H., Kupeli B., Sozen S., Deniz N., ...More

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, vol.12, no.4, pp.381-384, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/end.1998.12.381
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.381-384


We present our experience with combined pneumatic lithotripsy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in 52 patients with bladder stone(s) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). All stones were fragmented with the pneumatic Swiss Lithoclast, Pneumatic lithotripsy and evacuation caused a mean increase of 16 minutes in operating time. No complications, other than mild hematuria, were observed intraoperatively because of pneumatic lithotripsy. We observed early and long-term complications related to the procedure in 13% of patients. The average hospital stay was 3.2 days. The combination of pneumatic lithotripsy and TURF appears to be an effective, safe, and economical treatment method for patients with bladder stone(s) and BPH.