Efficacy of bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate using TURIS: our short term experience

Praveen Singh, Mohd Mubashir A. Khan


Background: Objective of the study was to report our short term experience regarding efficacy of bipolar transurethral resection of prostate using TURIS (transurethral resection in saline) system.

Methods: Between May 2016 to April 2017 49 consecutive patients underwent bipolar transurethral resection of prostate (B-TURP) at our institute. All patients were evaluated preoperatively by physical examination, ultrasonography and laboratory studies, including measurement of hemoglobin, serum sodium, and prostate specific antigen levels. Patients were assessed postoperatively at three, six and 18 months.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 64.83±7.47 years and mean preoperative prostate volume was 64.73±13.59 ml. The mean preoperative hemoglobin was 13.32±0.9 g/l and mean postoperative hemoglobin was 12.09±1.11 g/l. The mean resection time was 57.02±14.37 minutes and mean resected specimen weight was 41.69±12.15 gm. The mean preoperative maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) was 8.6±1.17 ml/s and mean Qmax at three, six and 18 months follow up was 18.85±2.15, 19.43±1.49 and 18.98±1.6 ml/s respectively. The mean preoperative international prostate symptom score (IPSS) was 26.32±2.69 and mean IPSS at three, six and 18 months follow up was 6.68±1.36, 6.47±0.79 and 6.30±0.9 respectively. Only one patient developed urethral stricture during follow up.

Conclusions: The B-TURP is efficacious and results in significant improvement in IPSS and Qmax. The urethral stricture rate after B-TURP is not different from monopolar TURP.


Bipolar transurethral resection of prostate, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Urethral stricture

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