In elderly males hormonal changes occur, that are believed to cause benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). These are decreased testosterone production, an increased testosterone SHBG and a slightly increased estradiol production. Liver cirrhosis in males causes similar endocrine changes. We carried out a post mortem study evaluating the prostates of 51 men who died with liver cirrhosis compared with a similar group without any hepatic disease. The occurrence of BPH in cirrhotic subjects was diminished and delayed compared to total population. Furthermore in cirrhotic men BPH is more common as early nodular hyperplasia (early stage) or stromal hyperplasia (suggesting estrogenic prevalence), while in the general population stromal and epithelial hyperplasia (androgenic stimulation), were almost equally present.
- Alcoholic liver cirrhosis
- Benign porstatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Epithelial hyperplasia
- Stromal hyperplasia
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