Infravesical obstruction (IVO) is an important characteristic of the functional state of male lower urinary tract. It is believed that IVO confirmed by pressure-flow study findings warrants switching from a medical to surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is a new indicator for detecting IVO secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This indicator has several advantages over other non-invasive methods for evaluating IVO. The initial findings on the relationship between IPP and IVO suggest the feasibility of its clinical use as a screening tool in men with obstructive voiding symptoms.
Urologiia (Moscow, Russia : 1999). 2017 Jun [Epub]
G G Krivoborodov, N S Efremov, A D Bolotov
Department of Urology and Andrology, Medical Faculty of N.I. Pirogov RNRMU of Minzdrav of Russia, Moscow, Russia.