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Transurethral resection of large prostates.

Authors
  • Marsh, D
  • Whitaker, R H
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Apr 28, 1979
Volume
1
Issue
6171
Pages
1108–1109
Identifiers
PMID: 87236
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A total of 102 men (mean age 70) underwent transurethral resection of the prostate. The weight of the resected prostate ranged from 40 to 152 g. Two deaths occurred in patients aged 85 and 92 years, both of whom were generally unfit. The average postoperative stay in hospital was 8.3 days. The proportions of patients with incontinence, infection, and stricture were similar to those in other series of resections and open prostatectomies, suggesting that resection of the larger prostate is safe and an acceptable alternative to an open operation.

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