Journal article

Minimally invasive surgical therapies for benign prostatic hypertrophy: The rise in minimally invasive surgical therapies

Daniel Christidis, Shannon McGrath, Marlon Perera, Todd Manning, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk

Prostate International | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

The prevalence of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) causing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms increases with our ageing population. Treatment of BPH traditionally begins with medical therapy and surgical intervention is then considered for those whose symptoms progress despite treatment. Minimally invasive surgical therapies have been developed as an intermediary in the treatment of BPH with the aim of decreasing the invasiveness of interventions. These therapies also aim to reduce morbidity and dysfunction related to invasive surgical procedures. Multiple treatment options exist in this group including mechanical and thermo-ablative strategies. Emerging therapies utilizing differing ..

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