Interstitial laser therapy outcomes in benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  title={Interstitial laser therapy outcomes in benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Rolf Muschter and Alfons G Hofstetter},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={9 2},
Two hundred thirty-nine patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were treated using interstitial laser coagulation (ILC or LITT; laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy), and the long-term results were determined. In this minimally invasive procedure, special laser light guides were inserted into the adenoma tissue in order to achieve primary large-volume coagulation necrosis and secondary shrinking, leaving the urethra intact. The AUA Symptom Scores improved markedly, from an average… CONTINUE READING