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Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1984 Oct;13(4):668-71.

Transurethral resection of large obstructing prostates above the weight of 40 grams.


A series of 62 cases of transurethral resection of large obstructing prostates above 40 grams is presented. The weight of resected prostates ranged from 41 to 84 grams with an average of 54.5 grams. The average rate of resection was 0.7 gm/min. Though 74.2% of patients were in clinical grade II and III categories, no mortality occurred and serious complications were minimum. 71% of patients were discharged within a week. On the whole, the results were satisfactory although clot retention (11.3%) was a more common complication following transurethral resection of large prostate. Transurethral resection is a safe and acceptable alternative to open prostatectomy even for large prostates.

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