Journal belge de radiologie vol:80 issue:4 pages:165-6
The value of intravenous urography in patients with prostatism was retrospectively evaluated. One thousand four hundred ninety five intravenous urograms of male patients referred by the department of urology were reviewed. Based on the clinical information, only patients with complaints of prostatism as a single symptom were selected. Patients with associated symptoms (i.e. hematuria, urinary infection) were excluded. Forty seven patients could be included based on these criteria. In 29 of 47 cases (61.7%) no abnormalities were found. Abnormalities found in 18 cases included dilatation of the excretory system, urinary calculi, congenital anomaly, acquired small kidney, renal cysts and retroperitoneal fibrosis. In 5 cases (10.1%) the intravenous urography necessitated further treatment and/or follow up. In 3.1% prostatism was the indication for the examination. The number of relevant abnormalities at intravenous urography performed for prostatism is low and this is in accordance with results reported in literature. These results provide further evidence for the continuously changing indications for intravenous urography.