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BACKGROUND The comparative outcome with GreenLight (GL) photoselective vaporisation of the prostate and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in men with lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) has been questioned. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the GOLIATH study was to evaluate the noninferiority of 180-W GL(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for lymph node (LN) staging of prostate cancer (PCa) are largely inadequate. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess prospectively the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for the LN staging by (11)C-choline positron emission tomography(More)
PURPOSE We present the 1-year results of the GOLIATH prospective randomized controlled trial comparing transurethral resection of the prostate to GreenLight XPS for the treatment of men with nonneurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostate enlargement. The updated results at 1 year show that transurethral resection of the prostate and GreenLight(More)
BACKGROUND Opinions about the optimal lymph node dissection (LND) template in prostate cancer differ. Drainage and dissemination patterns are not necessarily identical. OBJECTIVE To present a precise overview of the lymphatic drainage pattern and to correlate those findings with dissemination patterns. We also investigated the relationship between the(More)
Metastases-directed therapy (MDT) with surgery or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is emerging as a new treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa) patients with a limited number of metastases (≤3) at recurrence – so called “oligometastases”. One of the goals of this approach is to delay the start of palliative androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), with(More)
BACKGROUND In non-castrate prostate cancer (PCa), the prognostic value of the number of metastases on prostate cancer-specific survival (PCSS) is not well studied. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 1,206 patients, referred for radiotherapy of the prostate (bed) following diagnosis of PCa. Distant metastases (nodal, skeletal,(More)
BACKGROUND The GOLIATH study is a 2-yr trial comparing transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) to photoselective vaporization with the GreenLight XPS Laser System (GL-XPS) for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Noninferiority of GL-XPS to TURP was demonstrated based on a 6-mo follow-up from the study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether(More)
We combined conventional cytogenetic analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization of short-term cultures of 28 samples from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Loss of the Y chromosome was the most common chromosome change, followed by trisomy 7. Trisomy 7, however, may be unrelated to the origin of benign prostate hyperplasia, in which the only and not very(More)
A new applicator for intraurethral hyperthermic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is described. The applicator uses an insulated helical antenna wound on the outer surface of a silicone urological (Foley) balloon catheter. The balloon catheter assures rapid and reproducible localization of the antenna in the prostatic urethra. Two small cannulae are(More)
From 1989 to 1990, 32 poor surgical risk patients with urinary retention were treated with transurethral microwave hyperthermia at the department of urology, University of Leuven in Belgium. Mean patient age was 73 years (range 58 to 90 years) and mean duration of retention was 4 weeks (range 3 to 12 weeks). Followup ranged from 13 to 82 weeks, with a mean(More)