(TURF) transurethral radiofrequency heating for benign prostatic hyperplasia at various temperatures with Thermex II: clinical experience.

@article{Vandenbossche1993TURFTR,
  title={(TURF) transurethral radiofrequency heating for benign prostatic hyperplasia at various temperatures with Thermex II: clinical experience.},
  author={M. Vandenbossche and Alexandre Peltier and Claude C. Schulman},
  journal={European urology},
  year={1993},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={302-6}
}
In 2 years, 191 patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) were treated by transurethral radiofrequency heating of the prostate at various temperatures (44.5 and 47-48 degrees C) in one session. At 44.5 degrees C, 60% of the patients were subjectively improved and 71% at 47-48 degrees C. 58% of the patients in retention were catheter free after treatment. The mean increase in the peak flow was not significant in spite of the temperature used. A subjective improvement is… CONTINUE READING