Radiofrequency thermal ablation of the prostate: the TUNA technique.

  title={Radiofrequency thermal ablation of the prostate: the TUNA technique.},
  author={Jeremy P. W. Heaton},
  journal={Techniques in urology},
  volume={1 1},
Radiofrequency (RF) needle ablation has been developed for use in treating the symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia. The transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) device permits accurate needle placement in the prostate and the RF generator has been designed to create reproducible lesions in prostate tissue. The procedure may be done on an outpatient basis using topical anesthesia only. Fifteen patients were studied prospectively as part of a Canadian multicenter trial. Significant… CONTINUE READING