Article Text

PDF

Urography prior to prostatectomy.
  1. M. G. Lucas,
  2. R. N. Bodley,
  3. D. R. Lindsell,
  4. E. W. Fletcher,
  5. N. P. Scott
  1. Department of Urology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

    Abstract

    As part of the pre-operative assessment for prostatectomy, the routine intravenous urogram continues to be requested by many practitioners. One hundred and ten patients being considered for prostatectomy underwent, prospectively, intravenous urography and trans-abdominal ultrasound. This paper specifically examines the respective contribution to management of these investigations. In 34% of patients, management was influenced in some way. This could have been achieved by ultrasound and plain abdominal radiograph alone. Additional intravenous urography would not have affected the clinical management of any patient.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.