Korean J Urol.  1994 Jun;35(6):626-631.

A Clinical Study about Operator's Skilled Experience in Transurethral Resection of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  • 1Department of Urology, Maryknoll Hospital, Pusan, Korea.


A clinical observation was made on 261 cases of transurethral resection of benign prostatic hyperplasia (TURP) by the same operator, admitted during the period of 10 years from January 1984 to December 1993. The objective cases were divided by every 50 cases into 5 groups, and the operation results were compared in each group respectively. The results showed the tendency of increasing weight of resected prostatic tissue and decreasing operating time, consumed time for the resection of l gm of prostatic tissue, blood loss during operation, duration of postoperative gross hematuria and incidence of postoperatively complicated cases, as experiencing more TURP cases. The operation results were markedly improved and stabilized after experience of 150 cases of TURP. Our study suggests that TUR technique of the operator is improving step by step by accumulating experiences of TURP and the expert and stabilized skillful technique will be achieved after experience of more than 150 cases of TURP but the improvement of TUR technique may be accelerated by aid of better TUR instrument and teaching system.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia; TUR; Experience

MeSH Terms

Prostatic Hyperplasia*
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
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