Urethral Traction after Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: Is it necessary?

Authors

  • Keeratipon Wiengpon Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Chareon Leenanupunth Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wisoot Kongchareonsombat Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wit Visedshsindh Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Supannee Nilskulwat Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kittinut Kijvikai Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keywords:

Transurethral resection of the prostate, Foley catheter traction, Bleeding

Abstract

Objective: To compare clinical outcomes between Foley catheter traction and non traction after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

Materials and Methods: Randomized prospective control trial was performed in the patients who required surgical management for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The study compared between Foley traction and non traction after TURP procedure. Data were collected included in patient characteristics, perioperative, postoperative outcome and complication.

Results: Baseline characteristics of both groups were similar. There were no statistically difference between traction group and non traction group regarding operative time ,weight of prostate resection, perioperative blood loss, rate of blood transfusion, hematocrit decreasing of clot retention, and post operative complication. There were statistically significant decreasing in pain score after operation (2.95 + 0.82 versus 4.95 + 1.3, P <0.05) and shorter length of hospital stay (49.5 + 8.8 versus 60.5 + 18 hours, P <0.05) in non traction group compared to traction group.

Conclusion: Non Foley catheter traction technique after TURP is a safe procedure and it provides less pain and shorter length of hospital stays compared to the Foley catheter traction technique.

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Published

2011-06-01

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Wiengpon, K., Leenanupunth, C., Kongchareonsombat, W., Visedshsindh, W., Nilskulwat, S., & Kijvikai, K. (2011). Urethral Traction after Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: Is it necessary?. Insight Urology, 32(1), 40–46. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TJU/article/view/252446

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