Update on medical management of benigh prostatic hyperplasia

McLauchlan, G. and Ramsey, I. (2008) Update on medical management of benigh prostatic hyperplasia. UK Vet: Companion Animal, 13(7), pp. 39-41. (doi: 10.1111/j.2044-3862.2008.tb00313.x)

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common prostatic abnormality of entire male dogs. It has been estimated to occur (either grossly or microscopically) in over 80% of entire males over the age of five years. There are no known breed predispositions. The condition is characterised by an increase in prostatic epithelial cell numbers (hyperplasia) and also epithelial cell size (hypertrophy) (Johnston et al. 2000). Although the exact cause of BPH has not been determined, it is known that the age of the dog and hormonal influences play a major role; especially testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and circulating oestrogen levels.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLauchlan, Mr Gerard and Ramsey, Professor Ian
Authors: McLauchlan, G., and Ramsey, I.
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:UK Vet: Companion Animal
ISSN (Online):2044-3862
Published Online:30 September 2010

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