Bipolar plasma vaporization of prostate for symptomatic large benign prostatic enlargement: two-year clinical results

Authors: W. S. Chan;  C. Kan
Published in: Urol List 2013; 11(1): 55-59


Big benign prostate enlargement (BPE) has always been a difficult condition to treat for urologists. Although transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is the gold standard for BPE, even TURP is known to associate with high complication rate. We explore the use of bipolar transurethral electrovaporization of prostate (bipolar TUEVP) to tackle this surgical problem and reported our 2-year follow up results. We found good peri-operative results with favorable blood loss and hospital stay results, as well as clinical impro­vement over the voiding status of the patients in the first year. However, the clinical effect wore off after 2-year’s follow up. We conclude that bipolar TUEVP mono-therapy, should be indicated for selected patients who require a safe surgery to earn a relatively short period of relief from bladder outlet obstruction due to a big prostate.

Key words:
benign prostatic enlargement, bipolar, transurethral, electrovaporization


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