In order to increase the efficiency of the low-power holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (LP-HoLEP), and introduce it as a standard surgery for BPH, we described a modified 'seven-step two-lobe' HoLEP (ST HoLEP) technique applying 60-W device in a stepwise manner.
From July 2016 to August 2019, 120 patients who received LP-HoLEP at our hospital because of urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH were included in the study. The patients were assigned into two groups, 60 consecutive patients received modified ST HoLEP compared with another preexisting 60 consecutive patients who received the conventional three-lobe HoLEP (T HoLEP) before the technical modification. The clinical parameters, including patient characteristics, perioperative data, as well as voiding outcomes, and complications were evaluated after at least 3-month follow-up.
The median enucleation efficiency of the ST HoLEP was 0.72 gm/min, which was significantly higher than 0.62 gm/min of the T HoLEP. Despite the preoperative IPSS was slightly higher in T HoLEP group, the other preoperative and perioperative data showed no statistical difference between the two groups. After ST HoLEP procedure, the urinary incontinence rate was continually improved at 1-week, 1-month, and 3-month follow-up which were 13.3%, 6.7%, and 1.7%, respectively. There was no significant difference in postoperative voiding outcomes and urinary continence results in 3-month follow-up.
The ST HoLEP technique was proved to increase the efficiency which was benefit from minimizing the surgical incision, facilitating the single surgical plane identification and maintenance during the whole enucleation procedure.
World journal of urology. 2020 Oct 06 [Epub ahead of print]
Ke Liu, Chunlei Xiao, Yichang Hao, Lulin Ma
Department of Urology, Peking University Third Hospital, No.49, North Garden Rd. Haidian District, Beijing, 100191, China., Department of Urology, Peking University Third Hospital, No.49, North Garden Rd. Haidian District, Beijing, 100191, China. .