Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

@article{Lepor2004PathophysiologyEA,
  title={Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Herbert Lepor},
  journal={Reviews in urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 Suppl 9},
  pages={S3-S10}
}
The pathophysiology, epidemiology, and natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are incompletely understood; however, the development of reliable instruments to measure symptom severity, prostatic enlargement, and bladder outlet obstruction has allowed major advances in their elucidation. The development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the aging male is influenced to some degree by the severity of bladder outlet obstruction and prostatic enlargement. Although the… CONTINUE READING