Urologic problems in elderly patients (special issue)

Elderly patients may suffer from several urologic diseases, the most common being benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and urolithiasis. The prevalence of such diseases is increasing with the increase in life-expectancy, posing all of them as major health problems.

Emerging evidence suggests that age seems to play a relevant role in these common urologic diseases, but questions remain on how it impacts the decision-making process; this is particularly true in candidates to surgical treatment.

This issue aims to bring attention to available evidence and future perspectives in the management of elderly patients with common urologic problems.

go to issue n° 4/2018