Relationship between prostate volume and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as measured by international prostate symptom score (IPSS)
Imtiyaz Ahmed, Iqbal Aziz
Lower Urinary tract symptom (LUTS) is a common presentation among elderly male patients in urology clinical practice. Evaluation and treatment of LUTS is a major consideration and IPSS score is routine investigations for assessment of such patients. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) have contributed much to the objective and quantitative evaluations of LUTS in terms of the elucidation of its pathogenesis and changes accompanied with treatments. The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between IPSS and prostate volume in patients with LUTS. There is a significant relationship between IPSS and prostate volume measured through transabdominal ultrasonography. The Total IPSS increases with the prostate volume, as a significant positive relationship between IPSS total score and prostate volume was recorded (r= 0.45, t=3.8, p<0.001).
Imtiyaz Ahmed, Iqbal Aziz. Relationship between prostate volume and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as measured by international prostate symptom score (IPSS). International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2017, Pages 26-29