The prostatic urethral lift (PUL) is a unique, nonthermal approach to treating lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It can be conducted under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. In published clinical studies, most voiding tested patients do not require a catheter. After PUL, patients experience rapid recovery with minimal adverse effects. Average symptom response is significant by 2 weeks, improves through 3 months, and remains stable through 4 years. Erectile and ejaculatory functions are preserved. This treatment represents a desirable solution for many patients who currently have male LUTS secondary to BPH.
The Urologic clinics of North America. 2016 Aug [Epub]
Claus G Roehrborn
Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, J8 142, Dallas, TX 75390-9110, USA. Electronic address: .