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Transurethral resection of the prostate.

TitleTransurethral resection of the prostate.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsMalhotra V
JournalAnesthesiol Clin North America
Volume18
Issue4
Pagination883-97, x
Date Published2000 Dec
ISSN0889-8537
KeywordsAnesthesia, Humans, Male, Penis, Prostate, Transurethral Resection of Prostate, Urinary Bladder
Abstract

Transuretheral resection of prostate (TURP) is a common operation in most hospitals. The patients are elderly and usually have concomitant diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac and respiratory ailments that increase their perioperative risk. Perioperative morbidity and mortality approaches 20% and 1% respectively. Regional anesthesia, notably spinal anesthesia, offers many advantages over general anesthesia for TURP with some evidence of lower morbidity even though similar mortality rates and overall outcomes are reported for both groups. Procedure-specific complications include TURP syndrome, bladder perforation, primary fibrinolysis, bacteremia, and septicemia. All are associated with significant morbidity and mortality but amenable to early and aggressive therapeutic intervention.

Alternate JournalAnesthesiol Clin North America
PubMed ID11094696