When is open prostatectomy indicated for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Open prostatectomy is now reserved for patients with any of the following:

  • A very large prostate (>75 g)
  • Concomitant bladder stones or bladder diverticula
  • INability to be positioned for transurethral surgery

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