FREQUENCY OF INCIDENTAL CARCINOMA PROSTATE IN PATIENTS WITH CLINICALLY BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
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Objective: To determine the frequency of incidental carcinoma of prostate in patients with clinically benign prostatic hyprplasia.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 241 patients in the department of urology, Institute of Kidney Diseases, Peshawar, from January 2018 to December 2019. All patients above 50 years of age who presented with clinically enlarged prostate and prostate specific antigen (PSA) less than 10 ng/ml were included in the study. Patients with a history of surgical intervention, or PSA more than 10ng/ml and with nodule or hardness of prostate on digital rectal examination (DRE) were excluded from the study. Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) was performed by consultant urologist and specimens were sent for histopathology.
Results: The mean age of patients in our study was 61.03 ± 6.63 years with a range of 53 - 75 years. The pre-operative mean prostate specific antigen (PSA) was 5.96 ± 1.86. On histopathology report, incidental prostatic carcinoma was recorded in 10% of patients.
Conclusion: Incidental carcinoma prostate is fairly common in our population.
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