Bladder and Prostate Sonomorphology as Non Invasive Method for Assessing the Lower Urinary Tract in Patient with Symptomatic Bladder Outlet Obstruction Due to Benign Prostate Enlargement
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2021, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 53-57
Measurement of the bladder weight, bladder wall thickness and intravesical prostatic protrusion can be done by using ultrasound which is a simple, non-invasive and less complex, which may predict bladder outlet obstruction in patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
PATIENTS AND METHOD:
Across sectional comparative study conducted inUrology outpatient department at Ghazi al-Hariri hospital for surgery specialties during the period between the first of March 2017 till the end of July 2018, a sample of 47 men aged 50 years or older with LUTS/BPH grouped in 2 groups according to urodynamic results: patients with bladder outlet obstruction and patients patient without outlet obstruction.
In this study, we observed that bladder wall thickness, bladder weight and intravesical prostate protrusion were higher in bladder outlet obstruction group as compared to non- bladder outlet obstruction group with significant accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.
Ultrasonographic measurements of bladder wall thickness, ultrasound estimated bladder weight and intravesical prostate protrusion are good parameters for the diagnosis of symptomatic bladder outlet obstruction due to benign enlargement of the prostate and they are easy to measure, with no complications, less time consuming and cost effective.
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