Endourologic procedures for benign Prostatic hyperplasia

Review of indications and outcomes

Ravi Kacker, Stephen Williams

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Abstract

Purpose: To discern the positive and negative attributes of the various treatment modalities for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Materials and Methods: A comprehensive literature review is presented for endoscopic treatment of the bladder outlet obstruction with an emphasis on current randomized controlled trials available comparing these treatment modalities. Results: Transurethral resection of the prostate remains the gold standard when assessing alternative treatment options available for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate demonstrates equivalent efficacy with a more favorable risk profile. Photoselective vaporization, transurethral needle ablation, and transurethral microwave therapy have demonstrated safety and short-term efficacy; however, data on long-term efficacy are currently lacking. Conclusion: The current endoscopic methods may offer favorable safety and efficacy for the treatment of the bladder outlet obstruction. However, further research is needed to establish long-term efficacy for many of the currently available treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalUrology Journal
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction
Prostatic Hyperplasia
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Transurethral Resection of Prostate
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Randomized Controlled Trials
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Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Minimally invasive
  • Prostatectomy
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Endourologic procedures for benign Prostatic hyperplasia : Review of indications and outcomes. / Kacker, Ravi; Williams, Stephen.

In: Urology Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, 06.2011, p. 171-176.

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