Turkish Journal of Urology
Invited Review

Where can urodynamic testing help assess male lower urinary tract symptoms?

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Department of Urology Medistate Hospital, Beykoz University, İstanbul, Turkey

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Bristol Urological Institute and Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK

Turk J Urol 2019; 45: 157-163
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.82783
Read: 2324 Downloads: 176 Published: 25 July 2019

Abstract

 

Urodynamic studies assess the function of the bladder and bladder outlet. They are often useful in the assessment and diagnosis of patients presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The evidence regarding the value and risks of invasive urodynamics remains insufficient. However, men with LUTS who are assessed by invasive urodynamics are more likely to have their management changed and less likely to undergo surgery. This review discusses the role of urodynamic diagnosis and application in the diagnosis and treatment of male LUTS.

 

Cite this article as: Gürbüz C, Drake MJ. Where can urodynamic testing help assess male lower urinary tract symptoms? Turk J Urol 2019; 45(3): 157-63.

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