Surgical management of BPH by laser therapies: A review of the literature by the LUTS committee of the French urological association - Abstract

PURPOSE: To perform an update on the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by laser.

METHOD: A systematic review of recent literature was performed. The level of evidence of each report was evaluated, and only recent publications of high level of evidence were included.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Monopolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and open prostatectomy remain the gold standards. Alternative endoscopic options are laser photoselective vaporisation, holmium enucleation and thulium resection. These techniques seem to show functional results similar to those obtained after TURP and open prostatectomy, as well as an advantage in terms of bleeding.

Written by:
Barry Delongchamps N, Robert G, Descazeaud A, Cornu JN, Rahmene Azzouzi A, Haillot O, Devonec M, Fourmarier M, Ballereau C, Lukacs B, Dumonceau O, Saussine C, de la Taille A.   Are you the author?
Service d'urologie, hôpital Cochin, CHU de Cochin, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, université Paris-Descartes, 27, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.

Reference: Prog Urol. 2012 Feb;22(2):80-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2011.07.008

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PMID: 22284591

Article in French. BPH Section