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Case Report: Giant Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in a Ghanaian

AA Appiah, G Amoah, R Azorliade, CK Gyasi-Sarpong, K Aboah, D Arthur, B Nyamekye, G Otu-Boateng, P Maison, B Frimpong-Twumasi, OI Antwi, ME Yenli


Giant Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (GBPH) is an uncommon pathology of the prostate gland. Up to date, only 17 cases have been described with specimen weights exceeding 500 g in the world literature. We report the successful removal of the largest ever benign prostatic hyperplasia (800 g) via transvesical prostatectomy from West Africa, which also happens to be the 3rd largest in the world. The patient was an 82 year old man with refractory urine retention and gross haematuria.

Keywords: Giant benign prostatic hyperplasia, Freyer’s prostatectomy, refractory urine retention
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