Our objective was to describe the progressive introduction of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in an academic department of urology in an outpatient care setting and report our outcomes after the first 100 cases.
Since May 2014, XPS GreenLight™ (Boston Scientific-AMS, USA) PVP in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia was introduced in our department. A prospective local registry was opened to collect patients' demographics, preoperative characteristics and surgical outcomes including operative time, length of stay, catheterization time, and postoperative complications as well as functional outcomes. We also assessed limitations to the outpatient care setting.
Conversion to TURP was reported in 6 % for uncontrolled bleeding. Overall, 21 % patients needed more than 1-day catheterization. After 6 months of follow-up, 3 patients (prostate volume 50, 117, and 178mL) had reintervention (second PVP). Ninety days' complications were reported to be up to 6 % (3 urinary obstructions, 1 prostatitis, 1 transfusion and a severe sepsis). After 8 months, an 80 % plateau of outpatient care setting was achieved. Anesthesiologists counter-indicated outpatient care in 59 % of the cases.
A progressive introduction of the PVP in an outpatient care setting is associated with a low complication rate. A plateau was achieved in less than 100 procedures. The major limitation of the outpatient care setting was patients' competitive comorbidities and not disease characteristics.
Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2016 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print]
M Salameh, F Gerbaud, A Daché, J-F Hermieu, S Dominique, V Hupertan, V Ravery, I Ouzaid
Service d'urologie, hôpital Bichat Claude-Bernard, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Paris-Diderot, 46, rue Henri-Huchard, 75018 Paris, France., Service d'urologie, hôpital Bichat Claude-Bernard, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Paris-Diderot, 46, rue Henri-Huchard, 75018 Paris, France. Electronic address: .