Koshiba, K., Miki, M., Terachi, T., Uchida, T. (Eds.)
2000, XI, 200 pp. 53 figs., 10 in color.
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an age-related, nonmalignant condition that may lead to bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. The standard treatment of BPH has been ordinary loop transurethral prostatectomy, but new therapies have been developed as a combined result of research, technological advances, and the cumulative experience of urological surgeons. Among the most promising therapeutic alternatives to ordinary loop resection are those that deliver topical or interstitial heat to prostatic tissue. Transurethral microwave thermotherapy, visual laser ablation with the Nd:YAG laser, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and transurethral electrovaporization are some of the techniques described in this book. These innovative procedures, employed by skilled urologists using state-of-the-art instruments, hold forth the promise of improved quality of life for BPH patients and represent significant advances in the field of urology.
Editorial Review of Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Energy and Physical Principles for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy.- The Targis Microwave Treatment System for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Performance Characteristics and Clinical Experience.- Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy: UMW Microwave Thermal Unit.- Transurethral Balloon Laser Thermotherapy for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Interstital Laser Ablation of the Prostate.- Visual Laser Ablation of the Prostate.- Holmium Laser Resection of the Prostate.- Clinical Application of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- Transurethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate.- Basic Study on Transurethral Electrosurgical Vaporization of the Prostate.- Transurethral Electrovaporization of the Prostate.- High-Energy TURP Using a Thick Loop.- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.- Transurethral Electrochemical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.