Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Conservative and Operative Management

  • Gerhard Jakse
  • Christian Bouffioux
  • Jean de Leval
  • Rudi A. Janknegt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Develepment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    1. J. E. Altwein, H. Baur
      Pages 1-13
  3. Bladder Outflow Obstruction: Definition, Clinical Application, and Grading in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  4. Operative Treatment

  5. Nonoperative Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. J. A. Vale, R. S. Kirby
      Pages 109-118
    3. P. De Geeter, W. Holtermann, H.-J. Melchior
      Pages 119-126
    4. P. Van Erps, L. J. Denis
      Pages 134-142
    5. M. Devonec, M. Cathaud, J. P. Fendler, G. Bringeon, T. Dujardin, P. Perrin
      Pages 143-151
  6. Medical Treatment

About these proceedings


An intense discussion has recently begun regarding current standards in the diagnosis and treatment of benign prosta­ tic hyperplasia (BPH). A number of factors have led to this discussion. In an increasing proportion of aging men, for example, BPH causes so-called obstructive symptoms that must be relieved by medical or operative means. This entails an immense social and economic impact in terms of health costs. In addition, recent data indicate the most frequently performed operation for BPH - transurethral resection of the prostate - is associated with a higher risk of death due to cardiac disease than open prostatectomy. Furthermore, studies using the recently developed technique of uro­ dynamics to assess bladder outflow obstruction reveal that about 20% -30% of patients treated with transurethral resection or open prostatectomy are actually not obstructed. This means that these patients do not receive the most effective therapy. Finally, various new treatment been developed, including medical treat­ modalities have ment directed at endocrine pathways in the prostatic cells, balloon dilatation, spirals, temporary or permanent stents, C). nd the application of heat in hyperthermia or thermo­ therapy. The contributions to this volume were selected from a symposium on the diagnosis and treatment of BPH. They are intended to provide a comprehensive review of the state of the art in treating BPH. Aachen, Liege, Maastricht, September 1992 The Editors Contents Development of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 1 J. E. Altwein and H. Baur Bladder Outflow Obstruction: Definition, Clinical Application, and Grading in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. . . . . . .


Prostataerkrankung Prostatahyperplasie Urologie benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) bladder outlet obstruction endocrinology erectile dysfunction mortality operative, nonoperative and meddical treatment prostate prostatectomy transurethral balloon dilatation transurethral resection (TURP) treatment urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Jakse
    • 1
  • Christian Bouffioux
    • 2
  • Jean de Leval
    • 2
  • Rudi A. Janknegt
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Fakultät der RWTH AachenUrologische KlinikAachenGermany
  2. 2.Service d’UrologieCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireLiège 1Belgium
  3. 3.Department of UrologyAcademisch Ziekenhuis MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77482-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77480-5
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