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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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GARCIA NAVAS, Ricardo et al. Diagnosis and follow-up of benign hyperplasia by ultrasound. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.4, pp.353-360. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: the aim of the study is to analyze the utility of ultrasound in the evaluation and treatment selection of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Methods: a total of 5000 patients older than 50 years and with prostatic symptoms were evaluated with abdominal ultrasound and in selected cases with transrectal ultrasound. Results: the first ultrasonographic sign of BPH is the increase of anteroposterior and longitudinal diameters. Prostatic volume is measured with a safety of 80%, post-void volume and indirect signs of bladder obstruction are also determined by ultrasound. Upper urinary tract pathological conditions can be also detected. Conclusions: ultrasound associated with PSA and urinary flow are adequate to evaluate and select treatment in patients with BPH. Keywords: Benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urological ultrasound.

Keywords : Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Urological ultrasound.

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