In an attempt to increase our understanding of the clinical syndrome of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) an analysis was made of the association between prostate volume as measured by transrectal ultrasound and several reported urodynamically determined urethral resistance parameters. Two types of obstruction can be recognized on the basis of urodynamic data: a compressive type characterized by a high urethral opening pressure and a prolonged isovolumetric contraction phase before urine flow can start, and a constrictive type characterized by a normal opening pressure and an increased slope of the urethral resistance relation. A combination of both types is often seen in BPH.

dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(01)67687-0, hdl.handle.net/1765/59787
The Journal of Urology
Department of Urology

Bosch, J.L.H.R, Kranse, R, van Mastrigt, R, Schröder, F.H, & Mebust, W.K. (1995). Reasons for the weak correlation between prostate volume and urethral resistance parameters in patients with prostatism. The Journal of Urology, 153(3), 689–693. doi:10.1016/S0022-5347(01)67687-0