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Prostate Volume Measurement by Transrectal Ultrasonography in the Healthy Korean Men in Thirties

건강한 30대 한국인 남성에서 경직장초음파를 이용한 전립선 용적 측정

  • Received : 2012.05.09
  • Accepted : 2012.06.13
  • Published : 2012.06.28

Abstract

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is increasing in Korea owing to the westernized eating habits and changes in living environment. However, very few studies have been made to determine the standard value of the prostate volume as a diagnostic reference. Also, most of the previous studies have been focusing on the elder population over 40 years old. This study retrospectively analyzes the results of prostate volume measured by transrectal ultrasonography in the healthy Korean men in their 30's who visited our institution's center for health promotion for routine checkups. The mean age of the total of 157 men enrolled was $34.6{\pm}2.9$ years, and the mean prostate volume was $19.4{\pm}4.0ml$. Prostate volume of these men was correlates proportionally to their age, prostate specific antigen, body mass index, body surface area, and abdominal girth. Among these, the strongest correlation is between the prostate volume and the abdominal girth (r=0.317, p<0.001).

Keywords

Transrectal Ultrasonography;Prostate Volume;Body Mass Index;Abdominal Girth

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