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Aliyu S

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  • Research Article
    Open Prostatectomy for Huge Prostates: Our Experience in a Developing Country
    Author(s): Ibrahim AG, Aliyu S and Ali NuhuIbrahim AG, Aliyu S and Ali Nuhu

    Background: Benign prostatic enlargement, the most common cause of lower urinary tract obstruction in elderly men is commonly associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). Open prostatectomy is considered the operative treatment of choice. The aim of this study was to review our ten-year experience with open prostatectomy for huge prostates. Patient and methods: We retrospectively reviewed all patients that had open prostatectomy in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital from January 2001-December2010, whose prostates weighed 200 g or more. Results: Twenty-nine patients aged 60-97 years with a mean age of 76.3 ± 8.9 years were analyzed. The age group 80-89 years accounted for highest number of patients. All patients presented with lower urinary tract symptoms of frequency, poor urinary stream, and difficulty.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000132

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