The correlation between urodynamic and cystoscopic findings in elderly men with voiding complaints

J Urol. 1996 Mar;155(3):1018-22. doi: 10.1097/00005392-199603000-00061.


Purpose: We evaluated the urethrocystoscopic findings and results of urodynamic studies in elderly men with voiding complaints.

Materials and methods: A total of 492 consecutive patients with voiding complaints underwent a standardized screening program, including transrectal ultrasonography of the prostate, urodynamic investigations with pressure-flow study analysis and flexible urethrocystoscopy.

Results: A significant correlation was found between bladder trabeculation and grade of bladder outlet obstruction. Detrusor instability correlated significantly with grade of trabeculation. Grade of obstruction showed a clear correlation with prostatic occlusion of the urethra and the presence of a middle lobe at cystoscopy.

Conclusions: The findings at urethrocystoscopy correlate well with those of urodynamic investigations.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cystoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications
  • Urination Disorders / etiology
  • Urination Disorders / pathology*
  • Urination Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Urodynamics*