There is a list of minimally invasive therapies that have been developed for the treatment of BPH, such as transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT), transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), the placement of a urethral stent, electrovaporization
of the prostate, transurethral laser vaporization or coagulation, transurethral Holmium laser resection or enucleation, However, these have not proven to be more efficient in the long term when compared to TURP (5).
Simultaneous bilateral obturator nerve stimulation during transurethral electrovaporization
of the prostate.
Cost aspects of transurethral resection of the prostate, contact laser prostatectomy, and electrovaporization
. Urology 2004;63:882-6.
of the prostate with the Gyrus device.
5-year outcome of a prospective randomized trial to compare transurethral electrovaporization
of the prostate and standard transurethral resection.
Thirteen chapters cover the anatomy and physiology of the prostrate and benign prostatic hyperplasia; transrectal ultrasound-guided permanent prostate seed implantations; transperineal radiofrequency interstitial tumor ablation of the prostate; laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma; laparoscopic surgery of the ureter and bladder; laparoscopic surgery of the testis and ovary; renal cryosurgery; cryoablation of the prostate; use of fibrin glue in urology; use of lasers in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement; stents, transurethral incision of the prostrate, and electrovaporization
; and erectile dysfunction.
Since that time, multiple investigations of electrovaporization
of the prostate have been published, and this procedure is now commonly performed by many urologists in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom (Ekengrad & Hahn, 1996; Meade & McLaughlin , 1996; Narayan et al., 1997; Stewart et al., 1995; Thomas, Cornaby, Philp, & Matthews, 1996).
Thermal artifacts in bladder tumours following loop endoresection: Electrovaporization
Effect of electrovaporization
on renal tissue of rabbit in vivo.
Two-year follow up of a prospective randomised trial of electrovaporization
versus resection of the prostate.
Re: Transurethral resection of the prostate versus transurethral electrovaporization
of the prostate: a blinded, prospective comparative study with 1-year follow-up.
Several new therapeutic modalities have been reported as an alternative to monopolar TURP.[sup.1]-[sup.4,11]-[sup.15] In a previous trial, the authors performed a meta-analysis of 20 randomized, controlled studies comparing transurethral electrovaporization
and TURP for symptomatic prostate obstruction.[sup.9] The authors concluded that electrovaporization
techniques were as effective as monopolar TURP with decreased complication rates.