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RMJ. 2015; 40(3): 289-291


Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in female: etiology and management

Nisar Ahmed Shaikh, Kanta Ahuja Hindu, Ghulam Shabir Shaikh, Akbar Ali Soomro.

Abstract
Objects: To determine the etiology and management outcome of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in female.
Methodology: From 2009 to 2012, 37 females with a mean age of 40 (range 20-65) were investigated for etiology and management outcome of BOO. Typical complaints were slow urinary flow, difficulty in emptying bladder, frequency of micturition and urgency. Mean duration of symptoms was 6 month.
Results: 15 women were confirmed as atrophic urethritis, 5 had functional bladder, 3 had urethral caruncle, 5 had cystocele, 7 had complete procedentia of uterus, and 2 had impacted urethral stone. Cystoscopy was performed in all patients to exclude other pathology like vesical stone and bladder growth. 12 patients were referred to Gynecology due to complete procedentia of uterus and cystocele. Three cases of urethral caruncle were treated by excision and biopsy, 2 patients with urethral stone were treated by endoscopic push back and litholapaxy while 5 required conservative treatment and 15 cases of atrophic urethritis were kept on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Conclusion: BOO is uncommon in female and management depends upon the etiology.

Key words: BOO, etiology and management.



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