needle ablation of prostate
needle ablation of prostateA minimally invasive technique for managing benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Radiofrequency (RF) needles are passed through the urethra and into the lateral lobes of the prostate, heated to 110°C at an RF power of 456 kHz for approximately 3 minutes per lesion, resulting in causing heat-induced coagulation necrosis; the tissue is later absorbed by phagocytosis.
Office procedure, no need for general anaesthesia, rapid recovery, minimal side effects, one-time procedure.
No tissue for pathology, not good for large (> 75g) prostates