Current status of transurethral prostatectomy - A review of the AUA national cooperative study

W. K. Mebust, H. L. Holtgrewe

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Abstract

Transurethral prostatectomy is one of the most frequently performed operations in the United States. To determine the current status of TUR-P, a national cooperative study was undertaken by the American Urological Association. While symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction was the most common single indication, multiple indications were found in over 70% of patients. A mortality rate of 0.2% was noted, as compared to the 2.5% found in 1961. The factors which influenced postoperative morbidity were identified, and included the size of the gland resected, operative time, acute urinary retention, and age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalWorld journal of urology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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