Radiographics 2021 Sep-Oct;41(5):1509-1530. Epub 2021 Aug 20.
From the Departments of Radiology (U.S.D., M.R.L.d.M., P.C.C.V., A.S.Z.M., C.C.L., G.G.C.) and Interventional Radiology (M.R.L.d.M., P.C.C.V., A.M.d.A., A.M.M., F.C.C.), Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Adma Jafet 91, Bela Vista, São Paulo, SP 01308-050, Brazil; Departments of Radiology (M.R.L.d.M., P.C.C.V., C.C.L., G.G.C.) and Interventional Radiology (M.R.L.d.M., P.C.C.V., A.M.d.A., A.M.M., F.C.C.), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (N.H.).
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous growth of the transitional zone of the prostate, which surrounds the prostatic urethra. Consequently, it can cause lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder outlet obstruction symptoms that may substantially reduce a patient's quality of life. Several treatments are available for BPH, including medications such as α-blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors and surgical options including transurethral resection of the prostate and prostatectomy. Read More