Hong Kong Med J 2005;11:79-84 | Number 2, April 2005
Surgical intervention for benign prostatic hyperplasia in Hong Kong
WH Sun, CW Man, RLC Ngai, BTH Wong, TF Yiu
Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and North District Hospital, Hong Kong
OBJECTIVES. To review the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Hong Kong.
DESIGN. Questionnaire study and review of previous presentations at the Hong Kong Urological Association meetings.
SETTING. Urology centres in the public sector, Hong Kong.
PARTICIPANTS. Thirteen public urology centres replied to the questionnaire survey. Thirty-two papers on benign prostatic hyperplasia presented at past annual scientific meetings of the Hong Kong Urological Association were identified. This would provide an overview of the development of surgical interventions for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia carried out in Hong Kong.
RESULTS. Most known surgical techniques have been practised in Hong Kong. Many ‘minimally invasive procedures’ have now fallen out of favour. Some newer techniques are now available and have produced favourable results. Nonetheless, transurethral resection of the prostate remains the standard surgical intervention in 12 of 13 centres in Hong Kong.
CONCLUSION. Transurethral resection of the prostate remains the technique of choice for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Hong Kong. New techniques should be comprehensively studied and evaluated before being introduced into regular practice.
Key words: Data collection; Prostatic hyperplasia; Surgery
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