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Current Urology Reports

, 18:79 | Cite as

Bladder Neck Contracture After Endoscopic Surgery for Benign Prostatic Obstruction: Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes

  • Giulia Primiceri
  • Pietro Castellan
  • Michele Marchioni
  • Luigi Schips
  • Luca Cindolo
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (K McVary, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Abstract

Purpose of Review

In recent years, new endoscopic techniques have been developed to reduce the morbidity of transurethral resection of the prostate. Nonetheless, complications are still frequently encountered and bladder neck contracture (BNC) is a well-described complication after endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Our aim is to review and discuss the contemporary incidence, the relevant treatment strategies, and their outcomes.

Recent Findings

Findings suggest that BNC is a common complication with an acceptably low incidence but can range in complexity. Most contractures were usually managed successfully with conservative measures; nevertheless, in patients with refractory BNC, various valuable management strategies were employed with different kinds of success and re-treatment rates.

Summary

In consideration of these challenging possibilities, the treatment of BNC requires a tailored approach with patient-specific management that can range from simple procedures to complex surgical reconstruction.

Keywords

Bladder neck contracture Benign prostatic hyperplasia Bladder outlet obstruction Transurethral procedures Surgery Outcomes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Kimberlee Ann Manzi for the linguistic revision.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Giulia Primiceri, Pietro Castellan, Michele Marchioni, Luigi Schips, and Luca Cindolo each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Primiceri
    • 1
  • Pietro Castellan
    • 2
  • Michele Marchioni
    • 1
  • Luigi Schips
    • 2
  • Luca Cindolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity G. D’AnnunzioChietiItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologyASL02 AbruzzoChietiItaly

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