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Published: 2023-11-23

A massive benign prostate delivered intact: a case report

Urology consultant at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Urology specialist at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Anatomical pathology consultant at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Background: Benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) is an age-related condition. Males above the age of 40 years commonly experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related to the progressively growing prostate. BPH is coined by a deterioration in the quality of the patient`s life. Medicines along with advanced surgical procedures may not be suitable for treating oversized prostate glands.

Case presentation: A 84-years-old man presented to the urology clinic with severe LUTS that are getting worse over 2 years. He was never catheterized. Medicinal treatments failed to alleviate the symptoms. He has no past medical or surgical history of significance. Prostate ultrasonography revealed a huge prostate of 340cc. He underwent open prostatectomy and enjoyed an uneventful post-operative hospital stay. Histology showed a benign nodular prostatic hyperplasia.

Conclusion: This case presents one of the largest prostates reported in the literature.


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Katib A, Dakkak B, Aldosari M. A massive benign prostate delivered intact: a case report. jidhealth [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 23 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];6(4):959-62. Available from: