By the age of 50, 50% of men have some degree of prostate enlargement. Many of these men do not manifest any clinical symptoms in the early stages of hypertrophic changes. As men become older, the incidence of symptoms increases to more than 75% for those over 80 years of age. Of
Benign Prostatic DRG CategoT
DRG Category: Mean LOS: Description:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Hypertrophy) 123
those men with symptoms, approximately 50% of men are symptomatic to a moderate degree and 25% of those have severe symptoms that require surgical interventions. There are no clear ethnic/racial patterns of risk for BPH.
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