Effect of modified suprapubic prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia on postoperative hemoglobin levels

Chukwudi O. Okorie, Louis L. Pisters

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Abstract

Objectives: Hemostasis during suprapubic prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is commonly affected by placing sutures at the 5 óclock position and the 7 óclock position of the bladder neck. However, the urethral arterial branches of the inferior vesical artery that supplies the prostate extend from the 1 óclock to 5 óclock position and from the 7 óclock to 11 óclock position of the bladder neck, with the largest branches located posteriorly. This study analyses the effect of a modified suprapubic prostatectomy technique, which covered the area from the 1 óclock position to the 11 óclock position, on postoperative blood hemoglobin levels, as a refl ection of hemorrhage control. Methods: This was a single-center, retrospective study of 47 patients who underwent suprapubic prostatectomy for BPH. Hemostatic sutures included the main areas of anatomic distribution of the urethral arterial branches of the inferior vesical artery. Preoperative and postoperative blood hemoglobin levels and perioperative complications were recorded. Results: The mean decrease in blood hemoglobin was 1.06 mg/dL. Only three patients had clot retention, and these clots were easily flushed out. None of the patients required a blood transfusion. Conclusions: The modifi ed suprapubic prostatectomy technique for BPH enhances hemostatic control and reduces the need for a blood transfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5255-5258
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Hemostasis
  • Modified bladder neck repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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