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Clinical results with microwave thermotherapy of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Authors
  • de la Rosette, J J
  • Froeling, F M
  • Debruyne, F M
Type
Published Article
Journal
European urology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
23 Suppl 1
Pages
68–71
Identifiers
PMID: 7685701
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since October 1990, 414 patients with micturition complaints due to benign prostatic hyperplasia were treated with transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT). In this study 130 patients are presented who were treated according to a strict protocol. The technique of treatment as well as the inclusion and exclusion criteria for TUMT treatment are discussed. With a follow-up period of 1 year after TUMT, a clear subjective improvement was seen in 63% of the patients. Objective improvement, however, is less pronounced. The main complication of TUMT is a urinary retention, which can be treated with a transurethral catheter. This catheter can be removed in most patients after 1 week.

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