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A giant prostatic hyperplasia treated by open surgery

Authors Ogawa S, Manome M, Yabe M, Kuma Y, Yamaoka, Sato, Akaihata, Oguro, Kataoka M, Kumagai S, Kojima Y

Received 18 September 2012

Accepted for publication 6 November 2012

Published 5 December 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 1009—1012

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S38238

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Soichiro Ogawa,1 Masahiko Manome,2 Michihiro Yabe,2 Yoshinobu Kuma,2 Masaaki Yamaoka,1 Yuichi Sato,1 Hidenori Akaihata,1 Toshiki Oguro,1 Masao Kataoka,1 Shin Kumagai,1 Yoshiyuki Kojima1

1Department of Urology, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan; 2Department of Urology, Public Soma General Hospital, Soma, Japan

Abstract: We report a rare case of giant prostatic hyperplasia treated by open surgery. A 70-year-old man was suffering from macrohematuria. Computed tomography revealed a markedly enlarged prostate measuring 580 mL. The serum prostate-specific antigen level was 9.430 ng/mL. Prostatic biopsy showed benign prostatic hyperplasia. We perfomed retropubic open prostatectomy, since macrohematuria continued and he was also suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. The adenoma was completely enucleated in one piece. The removed specimen was 13 × 11 × 6 cm in size and weighed 475 g. Histological examination also demonstrated prostatic fibromuscular hyperplasia. This is the 15th-heaviest adenoma ever reported in English-language journals. Transurethral surgical techniques or other minimally invasive approaches are performed for patients with small to medium-sized prostates. However, open surgery is recommended for markedly enlarged prostatic hyperplasia.

Keywords: benign prostatic enlargement, benign prostatic hyperplasia, giant, retropubic open prostatectomy

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