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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1979;12(3):238-242.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1979.12.3.238   
Anesthesia for Transurethral Resection in 97 Cases .
Sang Ho Lim, Byung Kuk Chae, Sook Hee Moon, Jung Soon Shin
Department of Anesthesiology, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Consecutive anesthesia records of transurethral resection. (TUR) on 97 patients have been reviewed. The patients' anesthetic management and complications were discussed. Operations in this series were classified as follows: 65 cases of TUR of the benign prostate hypertrophy(BPH), 8 cases of TUR of prostate ca, 24 cases of TUR of the bladder tumor. Of all the 97 cases of TUR, 62 cases had some systemic disease. Circulatory diseases, such as hypertension, abnormal EKG and ischemic heart disease were encountered most frequently, namely in 24 cases(26%). The patients who underwent TUR of the BPH had the highest mean age(70 years old). Spinal anesthesia was given 79.4%, and general anesthesia in 18. 6%. Complications did not occur during or after TUR. There was no death associated with anesthesia and operation in this study.
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