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Wiad Lek. 2004;57(11-12):631-3.

[A comparison between prostatic volume measured during suprapubic ultrasonography (TAUS) and volume of the enucleated gland after open prostatectomy].

[Article in Polish]

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Kliniki Urologii, Slaskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach.

Abstract

General practitioner very often uses transabdominal ultrasonograpy (TAUS) in order to measure prostatic volume. Using this method it is rather impossible to distinguish between tissue of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic tissue which forms so called surgical capsule of BPH. The aim of this study was a comparison of prostatic volume measured during suprapubic (transabdominal) ultrasonography and volume of the enucleated gland after open prostatectomy. Regarding the results authors created a nomogram based on TAUS measurement of the prostate which helps to predict the volume of BPH. They also stated that surgical capsule of the BPH makes about 1/3 of the whole volume of the prostate measured by TAUS.

PMID:
15865240
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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