Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173


LUTS in MTF Sex Reassignment Surgery: Is It Possible to Evaluate the Outcome?

Dr. Carlo Melloni

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) refer to a group of medical symptoms, that affect approximately 40% of old men. It is a term used to describe a range of symptoms related to problems of the lower urinary tract (bladder, prostate and urethra).

Although it is known that in MTF transsexuals, LUTS may be common problems, little research effort has been devoted to use the correct instruments fot symptoms evaluation.

Is it possible to evaluate the surgical outcome and the presence of LUTS by using the existing questionnaieres?