A randomized prospective study of laser ablation of the prostate versus transurethral resection of the prostate in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

@article{Shingleton1999ARP,
  title={A randomized prospective study of laser ablation of the prostate versus transurethral resection of the prostate in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={William B. Shingleton and Francine Terrell and David A. Renfroe and Jeffrey Kolski and Jackson E. Jr. Fowler},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={
          1017-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the safety and efficacy of laser ablation of the prostate, one of the minimally invasive treatments available for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). METHODS A prospective randomized study of 100 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, with 50 patients in each treatment arm, was conducted. All patients met the entry criteria: age older than 45 years, no history of carcinoma of the prostate, a peak flow rate less than… CONTINUE READING
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