Lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate volume, uroflowmetry, residual urine volume and bladder wall thickness in Turkish men: A comparative analysis

Işikay L., Akgül K. T., Nuhoǧlu B., Özdemir G., Ayyildiz A., Çavumirza T., ...More

International Urology and Nephrology, vol.39, no.4, pp.1131-1135, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-006-9161-y
  • Journal Name: International Urology and Nephrology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1131-1135
  • Keywords: bladder wall thickness, lower urinary tract symptoms, uroflowmetry, prostate volume, bladder outlet obstruction, pressure flow study
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Aim: To evaluate the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) severity and bladder wall thickness (BWT). Materials and methods: The study included 155 patients referred to outpatient clinics for LUTS. Patients were divided into three groups due to their IPSS. Group A included the patients with mild symptoms, group B included patients with moderate symptoms and group C included patients with severe symptoms. The patients were again divided into two groups due to their uroflowmetry results. Group 1 included the patients whose Qmax ≤ 10 ml/s and group 2 included the patients whose Qmax > 10 ml/s. Results: The mean BWT was 4.14 + 1.03 mm (from 3 to 9 mm). Although there was no difference between the IPSS groups in BWT (P = 0.325), it was statistically significant between uroflowmetry study groups (P < 0.01). Conclusions: BWT seems to be significantly increased in men who have Qmax values smaller than 10 ml/s. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007.