Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.8(1) : 141-145, 1989
With the development of many instruments and therapeutic methods, attempts to threat urologic problems transurethrally using endoscopy are gradually increasing. We studied 762 cases of patients who underwent transurethral surgery during the period of 5 years recently. Deisease entities included in this study were benign prostatic hyperplasic, prostatic cancer, bladder tumor, bladder stone, urethral stricuture, urethral stone, urethral valve and ureteral stone etc. Owing to long standing and persevering experiences, good results were achieved such as higher success rate, lower morbidity, shortened hospital stay, lower complication and lower cost than open surgery. In the future, the transurethral techniques will be used as an ideal primary procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of most of urologic diseases.