Prostatomegaly

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Prostatomegaly is a term used to generally describe enlargement of the prostate gland from whatever cause. Usually the prostate is considered enlarged on imaging when it measures beyond 30 cc (30 grams) in size. 

The term prostatomegaly is often used interchangeably with benign prostatic hyperplasia, strictly speaking prostatomegaly may refer to any cause of prostatic enlargement. 

Prostatomegaly is a general descriptive term and causes are varied:

The volume of the prostate can be estimated on ultrasound, CT and MRI with the following formula 1:

  • width x height x length x 0.52

Please see specific causes for further information. 

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rID: 41358
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Prostatic enlargement
  • Enlargement of the prostate gland
  • Prostate gland enlargement

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