Transgender patient undergoing Rezum therapy: a case report.

Rezūm is a relatively new, minimally invasive approach that utilizes vaporized water to ablate prostatic tissue surrounding the proximal urethra in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, of the many notable studies involving Rezūm's effectiveness in men, none have documented use of Rezūm in the transgender community. With a growing population of transgender patients in the USA, prostate treatments will be offered for transgender women on a more regular basis. To the best of our knowledge, we introduce the first case of Rezūm being utilized to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia in a patient self-identifying as a woman.

Journal of surgical case reports. 2024 Feb 13*** epublish ***

Om V Sakhalkar, Luke Scanlan, Zachary Klaassen, Sherita A King, Matthew N Simmons, Martha K Terris, Pablo J SantaMaria

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, United States.