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1 Dept. of surgery/Urology , college of medicine, Mustansiriyah university , Baghdad, Iraq

2 urology department , Al-Yarmouk teaching hospital , Baghdad , Iraq


This is to evaluate the efficacy & safety of a modified ejaculation preservation Transurethral Resection of Prostate ( epTURP ) , in comparison with the traditional technique - Transurethral Resection of Prostate ( TURP ) . A prospective controlled clinical interventional study whereby 40 Iraqi male patients scheduled for TURP were randomly assigned into 2 groups; group 1 treated with epTURP, and group 2 treated with TURP. Pre & post-operative evaluation of the patients included history taking, filling the international prostate symptom score ( IPSS ), the international index for erectile function ( IIEF – 15); questions 9,10,13 & 14, measurement of ejaculate volume, Uroflowmetry (Q-max) & measurement of Post Voiding Residual urine (PVR). Follow up schedule was at 6 weeks & 3 months post-operatively. The Mean age of patients was 59 year, mean prostate volume was 46 ml. Post-operatively 19/22 patients in the epTURP group & 3/18 patients in the TURP group had preserved their antegrade ejaculation, which led to a significant difference between the 2 groups in mean ejaculate volume & IIEF .There was a comparable improvement in post-operative values of IPSS, Q-max & PVR in both groups. Complications were minimal & manageable in both groups. In Conclusion The epTURP was in our experience a safe & effective technique in preserving antegrade ejaculation & improving urinary outflow in patients with prostate volume approaches 50 ml . Keywords: Transurethral resection of prostate, ejaculation preservation, uroflowmetry, post voiding residue, ejaculate volume


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