Correlation Between Transabdominal Sonographically Measured Prostate Volume with Anthropometric Factor in Normal Healthy Subjects

Authors

  • Mahmuda Monowara Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & imaging, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Sher-e-Bangla Nagor, Dhaka-1207
  • Akhter Uddin Ahmed Former Head of department,Departmant of Radiology & imaging, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag Dhaka-1000
  • Abu Saleh Mohiuddin Professor, Head of Department, Department of Radiology & imaging, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag Dhaka-1000
  • Mohammad Abu Taher Associate Professor, Department of Radiology & imaging, BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000
  • Zinat Nasrin Department of Radiology & imaging, NIO, Sher-e-Bangla Nagor
  • Mohammad Mahbub Hossain Department of Radiology & imaging, BIRDEM General Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v2i1.12359

Keywords:

Prostate volume

Abstract

To investigate the relationship between total prostate volume with anthropometric factor like age, height, weight and BMI. This can be useful in assessing the normality of prostate gland.

Method: In 42 normal healthy subjects the length, anteroposterior and transverse diameters of prostate gland were measured & prostate volumes were calculated by using prolate ellipse formula. Age, height, weight of the subjects were recorded and body mass index calculated accordingly.

Result: Correlation co-efficient or r test was used to find out the relationship between the variables. P value <0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Total prostatic volume correlation coefficient with age, weight and BMI were 0.907, 0.883 and 0.352 (p<0.001) respectively, but no significant correlation (r=0.133; p>0.05) was found between prostatic volume and height.

Conclusion: Total prostate volume has a strong significant linear relationship & age, weight & BMI. But height does not correlate significantly with total prostate volume. Thus anthropometric factors like age, weight, BMI can therefore be used to predict prostate volume prior to ultrasound.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v2i1.12359

Birdem Med J 2012; 2(1) 29-32

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Published

2012-10-24

How to Cite

Monowara, M., Ahmed, A. U., Mohiuddin, A. S., Taher, M. A., Nasrin, Z., & Hossain, M. M. (2012). Correlation Between Transabdominal Sonographically Measured Prostate Volume with Anthropometric Factor in Normal Healthy Subjects. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 2(1), 29–32. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v2i1.12359

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