[Position statement for the diagnosis and treatment of men with benign prostate enlargement and lower urinary tract symptoms]

Alexander Greenstein, Zvi Ferman, Kobi Stav, Ilan Gruenwald, Haim Matzkin, Jacob Ramon

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Abstract

Benign prostate enlargement causing lower urinary symptoms is a common progressive phenomenon in adult men. Lower urinary tract symptoms may emerge during the storage, voiding, and post micturition phases, harm quality of life and may be caused by a variety of factors. The purpose of evaluation is to identify benign prostate enlargement and factors other than enlarged prostate as the cause of symptoms, and recognize the risk factors for progression of the condition. The goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life, and to prevent deterioration of symptoms and development of complications. Medical therapy is the basic approach, whereas surgery and minimally invasive procedures are reserved for patients not interested in medical therapy or for those in whom symptoms were not alleviated by means of medical therapy. In the present position statement, we present the approach to the evaluation and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostate enlargement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-549
Number of pages9
JournalHarefuah
Volume153
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2014

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