Microwave thermotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
Richard M Hoffman, Manoj Monga, Sean P Elliott, Roderick MacDonald, Jens Langsjoen, James Tacklind, Timothy J Wilt
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has been the gold-standard treatment for alleviating urinary symptoms and improving urinary flow in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, the morbidity of TURP approaches 20%, and less invasive techniques have been developed for treating BPH. Preliminary data suggest that microwave thermotherapy, which delivers microwave energy to produce coagulation necrosis in prostatic tissue, is a safe, effective treatment for BPH.
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