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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 334-339

Day care monopolar transurethral resection of prostate: Is it feasible?


Department of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Altaf Khan
Assistant Professor in Urology, Department of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.140998

PMID: 25371612

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Introduction: Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common disease accounting for 30% of our OPD cases and about 25% of our surgery cases. Various treatment options are now available for more efficient care and early return to work. We wanted to determine the safety and feasibility of day care monopolar transurethral resection of prostate (m-TURP), by admitting the patients on the day of surgery and discharging the patient without catheter on the same day. We also compared the morbidity associated with conventional TURP where in the catheter is removed after 24-48 h of surgery and day care TURP where in the catheter is removed on the day of surgery. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 patients who fulfilled the criteria were included in the study which was conducted between November 2008 and December 2010. A total of 60 patients were assigned for day care and 60 for conventional monopolar TURP. There was no significant difference in age, prostatic volume or IPSS score. Day care patients were admitted on day of surgery and discharged the same day after the removal of catheter. Results: Both the groups were comparable in outcome. Stricture rate was less with day care TURP. Mean catheterization time was similar to laser TURP. Conclusion: Monopolar TURP is still the gold standard of care for BPH. If cases are selected properly and surgery performed diligently it remains the option of choice for small and medium sized glands and patients can be back to routine work early.


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