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Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS

Karl-Erik Andersson

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

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ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0002

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS

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• Histologic BPH is a progressive disease, dependent on age and androgen • The morbidity of histologic BPH is manifested by LUTS and/or outcome events (e.g. AUR) • LUTS are age-related, but progression over time in individuals is highly variable • Although both histologic BPH and LUTS are are age-dependent and progressive, this does not necessarily mean that they share the same pathophysiology or a common time course.

Chapter.  2725 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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