bladder outlet obstruction
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bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)
obstruction of the outflow of urine from the bladder resulting from various etiologies; causes include benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder neck contracture, stricture, and a variety of other conditions.
bladder outlet obstructionA general condition for any difficulty in the passage of urine from the base of the bladder to the urethra, which is more common in men, in which case it is caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy and renal calculi. In women, bladder outlet obstruction is caused by gynaecologic surgery, pregnancy and cancers of pelvic organs.
bladder outlet obstructionUrology A general condition for any difficulty in the passage of urine from the bladder to the urethra which is more common in ♂, and due to BPH. See Benign prostate hypertrophy.
bladder outlet obstructionAbbreviation: BOO
The inability to pass urine. BOO is caused by prostatic hyperplasia, drug therapy, or urethral injury and may produce bladder pain, urinary tract infection (esp. in elderly men), or kidney failure. See: benign prostatic hyperplasia
See also: obstruction