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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
 
Updated: Oct 12, 2015
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Symptoms often attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can be caused by any of the following conditions:

Excluding these entities based on findings from a thorough history and appropriately directed diagnostic studies is essential.

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Levi A Deters, MD Attending Physician, Spokane Urology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Raymond J Leveillee, MD, FRCS(Glasg) Professor of Clinical Urology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Endourology/Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Raymond J Leveillee, MD, FRCS(Glasg) is a member of the following medical societies: American Urological Association, Endourological Society, Sigma Xi, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Disclosure: Received honoraria from ACMI/Gyrus for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Boston Scientific for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Applied Medical for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Intuitive Surgical for speaking and teaching; Received grant/research funds from Intio for other.

Vipul R Patel, MD Consulting Surgeon, Global Robotics Institute, Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Vipul R Patel, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, Endourological Society, Ohio State Medical Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Disclosure: Received honoraria from Intuitive Surgical for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Pfizer for speaking and teaching.

Raymond A Costabile, MD Jay Y Gillenwater Professor of Urology and Vice Chairman, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Strategy, University of Virginia Health System

Raymond A Costabile, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association, American Society of Andrology, American Urological Association, Phi Beta Kappa

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Charles R Moore, MD Endourology Fellow, Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine

Charles R Moore, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Urological Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

Edward David Kim, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, University of Tennessee Medical Center

Edward David Kim, MD, FACS is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Andrology, American Urological Association

Disclosure: Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for: Repros.

Acknowledgements

The authors and editors of Medscape Reference gratefully acknowledge the contributions of previous author Vincent G Bird, MD, to the development and writing of the source article.

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