Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can achieve highly satisfying symptomatic and functional outcomes but the loss of antegrade ejaculation represents a major reason for the avoidance of surgical treatment to preserve normal ejaculation and paternity. We present a novel technique to duplicate both bladder neck sparing and supramontanal sparing with resection of apical tissues to improve voiding and antegrade ejaculation.
A prospective study done from June 2018 to June 2020 on 60 consecutive male patients with normal sexual activity diagnosed with benign prostatic enlargement. These patients were randomized into two groups; 30 patients in each group. Group 1 underwent bladder neck and supramontanal sparing ejaculatory preserving transurethral bipolar resection of prostate (ep-TUBRP) and Group 2 underwent classic transurethral bipolar resection of prostate (c-TUBRP). All patients were evaluated pre- and postoperatively (after 3 months) using IPSS, Qmax and by IIEF-5.
In both groups, there were significant improvements 3 months postoperative in Qmax [7.97 mL/s to 18.47 mL/s (group A) and 7.8 to 20.7 mL/s (group B)] and in micturition symptoms according to reductions in IPSS score [24 to 7.5 (group A) and 25 to 8.5 (group B)]. IIEF-5 score improved significantly from a mean of 12.9 to 18.6 (group A) and from 11.6 to 16.4 (group B). Antegrade ejaculation reported in 80% of patients in group A and 27% in group B which was significant (p < 0.001). Postoperative period did not reveal acute urinary retention, stress urinary incontinence, or serious adverse events.
On short-term results, bladder neck and supramontanal ejaculation preserving transurethral bipolar resection of the prostate is superior to classic TURP in preservation of forward ejaculation with comparable efficacy in micturition parameters.
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Bladder outlet obstructions
Benign prostate obstruction
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Classic transurethral bipolar resection of prostate
Ejaculation-preserving transurethral bipolar resection of prostate
International Index of Erectile Function-5
International Prostate Symptoms Score
Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate
Maximum flow rate
Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate
Transurethral resection of prostate
Transurethral incision of the prostate
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Elshazly, M., Sultan, S., Shaban, M. et al. Evaluation of a novel technique of bladder neck and supramontanal sparing ejaculatory preserving transurethral prostatectomy. World J Urol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-021-03752-z
- Ejaculatory preserving
- Bladder neck preserving
- Supramontanal Sparing