Holmium laser enucleation versus transurethral resection of the prostate: results from a 2-center, prospective, randomized trial in patients with obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia.

@article{Montorsi2004HolmiumLE,
  title={Holmium laser enucleation versus transurethral resection of the prostate: results from a 2-center, prospective, randomized trial in patients with obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Francesco Montorsi and Richard Naspro and A Salonia and Nazareno Suardi and Alberto Briganti and Matteo Zanoni and Sergio Valenti and Ivano Vavassori and Patrizio Rigatti},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={172 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1926-9}
}
PURPOSE To our knowledge we report the first multicenter, prospective, randomized study comparing holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) and transurethral prostate resection (TURP) for obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January to October 2002, 100 consecutive patients with symptomatic obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia were randomized at 2 centers to surgical treatment with HoLEP (52 in group 1) or TURP (48 in group 2). Patients in the 2 groups were… CONTINUE READING
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