Korean J Urol Oncol.  2019 Dec;17(3):160-167. 10.22465/kjuo.2019.17.3.160.

Analysis of Trends of 3 Major Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Surgery in the Last 5 Years

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea. uroic@outlook.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The goal of this study is to analyze the trends in surgical management of Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Korea during the last 5 years from 2014 to 2018.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
We retrieved the medical statistics associated with the Healthcare Big Data Opening System available online. We analyzed the number of cases after 2014 for transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP), and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), respectively. We then analyzed and charted the cases according to the number of patients hospitalized or treated as outpatients, depending on age group, type of medical institutions, and the location of medical institutions.
RESULTS
The number of patients with BPH has increased steadily. The number of TURP and HoLEP procedures steadily increased, while the number of PVP interventions decreased dramatically. The number of HoLEP cases increased by 22% from 2014 to 2018, which is the fastest rate among the three surgeries. In addition, the number of patients aged 75 years or older as well as the proportion of inpatient surgeries compared with outpatient treatments has increased. The number of cases undergoing TURP increased rapidly in general hospital and those treated with HoLEP increased in the general and tertiary referral hospitals.
CONCLUSIONS
Interventions using TURP and HoLEP has increased, and the age of patients undergoing surgery has increased gradually. Cases treated with TURP and HoLEP in general and tertiary referral hospitals showed an increasing trend from the metropolitan area to the province.

Keyword

Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Surgery; Korea; Trend

MeSH Terms

Delivery of Health Care
Hospitals, General
Humans
Inpatients
Korea
Lasers, Solid-State
Outpatients
Prostate
Prostatic Hyperplasia*
Tertiary Care Centers
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
Volatilization
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