Correlation between the presence of inguinal hernia and the intensity of lower urinary tract symptoms

Rodolfo Borges dos Reis, Antonio Antunes Rodrigues Neto, Leonardo Oliveira Reis, Roberto Dias Machado, Steven Kaplan
2011 Acta Cirurgica Brasileira  
PURPOSE: To verify the correlation between the presence of IH and the intensity of LUTS related to BPH quantified through the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). METHODS: We prospectively selected 52 patients over the age of 55years; Patients were divided into 2 groups. Group 1: composed of 32 patients with IH; Group 2 (control group): composed of 20 patients with no clinical evidence of IH. All patients were assessed using the IPSS, uroflowmetry (Qmax), post-void residual urine volume
more » ... sidual urine volume (PVR) and prostate volume (PV). RESULTS: Groups 1 and 2 presented no difference in PV (p>0.05) and uroflowmetry (Qmax) (p>0.05). There was a statistical significant difference between the PVR mean values between groups 1 and 2. The presence of IH correlated with a higher IPSS score (r=0.38 p<0.05) despite the fact the no difference was detected between the incidence of patients with mild, moderate and severe LUTS in groups 1 and 2. CONCLUSION: Patients with IH present higher IPSS. The role of IPSS as a marker to predict the development of clinical IH still to be determined.
doi:10.1590/s0102-86502011000800023 pmid:22030828 fatcat:6zdof4utv5hf3ggz4dyzky4vty