volume 50, issue 1, P61-65 1998
DOI: 10.1016/s0306-9877(98)90179-7
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Abstract: Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a hyperplasia and not a hypertrophy. No cogent total explanation for the etiology of this ubiquitous disease has ever been given. There is such a vast cascade of incongruities in respect of hormonal influences, on the one hand, and the degree, variation, timing and rate of development of the condition, on the other hand, that a 'missing link' has constantly been envisaged in its etiology. In the search for this, two simple facts stand out: (a) BPH starts at some time after…

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