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Interventional treatment: transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Oliver Reich and Derya Tilki

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/9780199572779.003.0015

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

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• The efficacy of conventional TURP in the improvement of subjective and objective micturitionparameters has been proven without any doubt • While the outstanding long-term treatment efficacy of TURP is widely accepted, it was the associated morbidity of TURP which led to the development of alternative therapy modalities • Mortalily rates with TURP are much higher in larger prostates (>60 g) • Fewer bleeding complications and the lack of the TUR-syndrome have been repeatedly described for bipolar TURP.

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Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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