Is there a difference in early perioperative morbidity in transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) versus TURP with cystolitholapaxy and TURP with inguinal herniorrhaphy?

Document Type



Surgery; Urology


Objective of this study is to determine the difference in early peri-operative morbidity of transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) and if it is combined with inguinal hernia repair and mechanical and/or pneumatic fragmentation of bladder calculus. All patients undergoing TURP, cystolitholapaxy (CLL), inguinal hernia repair (IHR) or any combination between January 1997 and December 1999 were identified using ICD 9CM coding and indexing system. Overall 1273 patients were identified, charts were reviewed for demographics, pre-operative parameter, intra-operative data and early peri-operative morbidity. In the three year period, 19 patients had TURP and inguinal herniorrhapy (IHR), 17 patients had TURP and cystolitholapaxy (CLL), 2 patients had TURP+IHR+CLL performed simultaneously; in the same period 346, 815, 74 patients had TURP, IHR, and CLL alone respectively. All the groups were matched for age, presentation and Co-morbidities. There was significant difference in the operating time between the different groups. Complications were not significantly different in the TURP, IHR, CLL, TURP+IHR, and TURP+CLL. In conclusion, mean operative time for TURP+IHR is increased by a fraction of 168.3 for TURP+CLL by 109.8 and TURP+IHR+CLL is 202.1 over TURP alone, with no significant difference in morbidity between TURP and TURP+IHR and TURP+CLL.

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International Urology and Nephrology