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What is transurethral resection (TUR) of the prostate gland with adenoma?

What is a transurethral resection of the prostate? A question of interest to many patients. BPH is a male disease of the urogenital sphere, in which there is overgrowth of prostate tissue with benign nodes and tumors.

Prostate adjacent to the urethra, and covers part of it, with its increase is the compression of the channel, impeding urination. Of course, in this case, can save only operation.

General information about the operation

Abbreviation TUR stands for transurethral resection. The operation, called TUR of the prostate can safely be considered the oldest in the history of medicine traumatic surgery.

In our time, this procedure, like transurethral resection of the prostate, is recognized worldwide as the best surgical method for the treatment of diseases of the prostate, leading to blockage of the urinary canal.

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Rehabilitation after surgery for 2-3 weeks and involves:

  • special drinking regime in which must drink at least 3 liters of fluid during the day to 20:00;
  • salt-free diet and avoiding spicy foods and alcoholic beverages;
  • minimizing physical activity, lifting up to 1.5 kg;
  • failure for 1 month from driving, and sexual contacts;
  • course reception of antibacterial drugs with parallel control urine culture.

The pros and cons of surgical treatment

Positive aspects TUR of the prostate (compared to abdominal surgery) is that to carry out this operation even under these conditions:

  • fairly young age of the patient, if you want to preserve sexual function;
  • diagnosed at the initial stage of prostate cancer;
  • severe forms of obesity;
  • diseases of the lower urinary tract;
  • the transferred earlier operations in the pelvic area (bladder, prostate, intestines, etc.), and after heating treatment BPH heat or laser;
  • relapses BPH;
  • protracted persisted the treatment of BPH medicine;
  • combination of benign prostatic hyperplasia with chronic diseases.

Statistics show that complications after TUR of the prostate occur in 15-18% of patients, but they occur compared to open surgery much less. Appear caused surgery complications:

  • the incontinence, passing a few months after the TOUR of the operation;
  • erectile dysfunction;
  • retrograde ejaculationcharacterized by the eruption of semen inside the bladder;
  • narrowing of the urethra or bladder neck.

Within 4 weeks after such a procedure in 91% of patients complications of this kind are not observed.

Improvement after surgery, according to various medical sources, there was from 70-96% of the operated patients.

Due to the unique technique of the operation for resection of the prostate, the need to perform repeated operations over the next 5 years occurs in only 5% made it men.