The place of andrological cases in our general urology practice Genel üroloji pratiǧimizde androlojik olguların yeri

Karaköse A., Alp T., Güner N. D., Çitlak M. B., Aydin S.

Turk Uroloji Dergisi, vol.36, no.1, pp.49-54, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Turk Uroloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-54
  • Keywords: Andrology, Hospital data management system, ICD-10
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Objective: In this study, it was aimed to analyze the diagnoses of patients who applied to urology clinic and to assess the severity and contribution of the andrology cases in our general urological practice. Materials and methods: The patients who applied to the urology outpatient clinic of our hospital between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008 were retrospectively evaluated; total number of patients and diagnoses were determined according to the ICD-10 diagnosis index through the Hospital Data Management System. The most common first ten diagnoses were determined. Additionally, the frequency and number of andrological diagnoses and their ratios among the standard urological diagnoses were evaluated. Results: In two years, 37,796 patients were examined. Of these patients, 27,077 (71.63%) were male and 10,719 (28.36%) were female. According to the ICD-10 index, 333 different diagnosis codes were used. Benign prostate hyperplasia has taken the first place with 14,724 patients. The percentage of patients who attended to our outpatient clinic with only an andrological diagnosis was 4.40% (1,665 patients). Varicocele was the first among the andrology cases with 523 patients and the 10th among all urology cases. Second most common diagnosis among the andrology cases was impotency (428 patients) that was 13th among all urology cases. The third most common andrological diagnosis was infertility with 403 patients and it was 14th among all urology cases. Conclusion: When we add the cases in the gray area to the percentage of 4.40% as the andrology diagnoses, the rate of the andrological diagnoses extends to 46.02% of all urological cases. Benign prostatic hyperplasia has a significant place among these diagnoses.