A Review of Intravesical Prostatic Protrusion in the Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Enlargement

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  •   Balantine U. Eze

  •   Okwudili C. Amu

  •   Jude A. Edeh

Abstract

The evaluation of severity of symptoms, tracking complications, choosing effective and efficient approach to treatment, and prognosis is important in benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) patients. Measurement of intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is an easy, affordable and non-invasive marker for benign prostatic obstruction with a high diagnostic value. This study aims to undertake a descriptive review of current literature for the role of IPP in the evaluation and treatment of patients with BPE. Relevant articles written in English language were retrieved from PubMed and Google Scholar. Keywords used for searching articles included intravesical prostatic Protrusion and Benign Prostatic Enlargement/ hyperplasia/ Obstruction; evaluation; and treatment. Papers published between January 1990 and October 2020 were extracted and evaluated. The analyzed studies showed that IPP can be assessed by various modalities and is important in the evaluation of symptom severity, tracking progression and complications of disease, choosing treatment option and prognostication. It is important that IPP be always assessed at the point of initial evaluation of BPE patients.


Keywords: Benign Prostatic Enlargement, Evaluation, Intravesical Prostatic Protrusion, and Treatment

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Eze, B. U., Amu, O. C., & Edeh, J. A. (2021). A Review of Intravesical Prostatic Protrusion in the Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Enlargement. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(1), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.1.648