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ABSTRACT: To evaluate the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) severity and bladder wall thickness (BWT).
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 Q (max) </= 10 ml/s and group 2 included the patients whose Q (max) > 10 ml/s.
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).
BWT seems to be significantly increased in men who have Q (max) values smaller than 10 ml/s.
International Urology and Nephrology 01/2007; 39(4):1131-5. · 1.33 Impact Factor