Evaluation of Storage Symptoms Improvement and Factors Affecting, After Relief of Obstruction in Patients With Benign Prostatic Enlargement



      To evaluate the improvement of storage symptoms in accordance with voiding symptoms and assess the prognostic factors that influence the relief of storage symptoms after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).


      Between August 2017 and November 2019, 75 patients indicated for TURP were included in the study, we assessed the improvement of storage symptoms and factors that may influence storage symptoms persistence after TURP such as Age, Overactive bladder symptoms (OABS) score (Blaivas 2007) and Urodynamic parameters such as maximum flow rate (Q MAX), maximum cystometric capacity (MCC), bladder contractility index (BCI), phasic and terminal detrusor overactivity (DO). Assessment of patients was done before and 6 months after TURP by international prostate symptom score (IPSS), quality of life score (QLSS), OABSS (Blaivas score 2007), and urodynamic studies.


      Mean age of the patients was 67.88±7.82 years. The patients with persistence of storage symptoms were significantly older 70.43±8.32 vs 67.04±7.49 respectively P-value = 0.022, also IPSS score was significantly higher in patients with resolution of symptoms (26.83±3.91 vs 24.35±3.68 P = .017). Terminal D.O and Q max were significantly higher in patients with persistence of storage symptoms (26.3% and 8.1 vs 8.9% and 6 respectively). MCC was significantly higher in a patient with resolution vs persistence of storage symptoms (345.18±90.89 mL vs 242.16±72.73) respectively P = 0.001
      There was no significant difference between both groups regarding duration of symptoms, prostate size, prostatic specific antigen (PSA), QOL score, OABS score, and maximum detrusor pressure


      more elderly patients with MCC less than 250 ccs and terminal DO were associated with worse outcomes and persistence of storage symptoms post TURP.
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