Treatment Results of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate by Non-Japanese Board-Certified Urologists for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Analysis by Resection Volume

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the gold standard for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but it has complications such as bleeding and transurethral resection syndrome. The treatment results of TURP performed by non-Japanese board-certified urologists were examined, and the results were analyzed according to the resection volume to determine how much resection volume was suitable for non-Japanese board-certified urologists.

A total of 72 cases that underwent TURP for BPH at our hospital were examined. The patients were divided into three groups by resection volume (<20 g, 20-30 g, >30 g). The operators were five non-Japanese board-certified urologists. Various clinical factors were examined among the three groups before and after TURP.

The average operation time and resection volume were significantly different among the groups. There were more transfused cases with greater resection volume. The changes from before to after TURP in the International Prostate Symptom Score, total prostate volume, and maximum flow rate were significantly different among the three groups, but the rates of these changes were not.

In this study, TURP performed by non-Japanese board-certified urologists was relatively safe and achieved sufficient efficacy. Cases with resection volume less than 20 g appear the most appropriate for non-Japanese board-certified urologists.

Journal of Nippon Medical School = Nippon Ika Daigaku zasshi. 2017 Jan [Epub]

Yasutomo Suzuki, Yuka Toyama, Satoko Nakayama, Shunichiro Nomura, Tadaaki Minowa, Kuniaki Tanabe, Yukihiro Kondo

Department of Urology, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusou Hospital., Department of Urology, Nippon Medical School.