Prostatic urolume wallstent for benign prostatic hyperplasia patients at poor operative risk: Clinical, uroflowmetric and ultrasonographic patterns

G. Guazzoni, F. Bergamaschi, F. Montorsi, P. Consonni, L. Galli, V. Matozzo, P. Rigatti, W. K. Mebust, F. L. Smith

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Abstract

The prostatic UroLume Wallstent* was positioned in 30 poor operative risk patients with bladder outlet obstruction due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Preoperatively, 12 patients (40%) could still void spontaneously (group 1), while 18 (60%) had an indwelling catheter (group 2). Preoperative and postoperative assessment included scoring of subjective symptoms, physical examination, uroflowmetry with maximum flow nomogram, transrectal ultrasonography of the prostate, determination of residual urine volume and cystourethroscopy. All but 1 patient could void spontaneously after insertion of the stent. In group 1 preoperative and 1-year followup mean (plus or minus standard error) peak flow rates were 8.0 ± 0.7 ml. per second and 15.8 ± 1.8 ml. per second, respectively (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1641-1647
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume150
Issue number5 II
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Keywords

  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • stents
  • ultrasonography
  • urinary catheterization
  • urodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Guazzoni, G., Bergamaschi, F., Montorsi, F., Consonni, P., Galli, L., Matozzo, V., Rigatti, P., Mebust, W. K., & Smith, F. L. (1993). Prostatic urolume wallstent for benign prostatic hyperplasia patients at poor operative risk: Clinical, uroflowmetric and ultrasonographic patterns. Journal of Urology, 150(5 II), 1641-1647.