Retropubic prostatectomy for giant benign prostatic hyperplasia

John M. Lacy, Raevti Bole, Lauren Hendrix, Stephen Strup

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Giant benign prostatic hyperplasia is a rare pathology of the prostate gland. Here we report the successful removal of the ninth largest prostate ever reported. This 65-year-old patient presented with acute urinary retention secondary to a bulky left prostatic mass identified on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His preoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value was 44 ng/mL; preoperative biopsies were negative for malignancy. Open radical retropubic prostatectomy was performed and the resulting prostatic mass was measured at 13.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 5.2 cm, weighing 708 g including the prostate. The patient tolerated the procedure well. Surgical pathology showed no evidence of malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8000-8002
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2015


  • Giant benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Retropubic prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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