IPB: stato dell'arte sul trattamento chirurgico.

Translated title of the contribution: [BPH: state of the art in the surgical treatment].

Angelica A C Grasso, Giancarlo Albo, Gabriele Cozzi, Matteo G. Spinelli, Michele Talso, Paolo G. Dell'Orto, Mario Ferruti, Bernardo M. Rocco, Francesco Rocco

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


TURP has been considered the gold standard for surgical treatment of BPH for many years. Symptoms relief, improvement in maximum flow rate and reduction of post void residual urine have been reported in several experiences. Nevertheless, concerns have been reported in terms of safety outcomes: intracapsular perforation, TUR syndrome, bleeding. In the recent years the use of new forms of energy and devices such as bipolar resector, Ho: YAG and potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser are challenging the role of traditional TURP for BPH surgical treatment. In 1999 TURP represented 81% of surgical treatment for BPH versus 39% in 2005. We have analyzed guidelines and recent literature to evaluate the role of the most relevant new surgical approaches compared to TURP for the treatment of BPH.

Translated title of the contribution[BPH: state of the art in the surgical treatment].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)180-188
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of '[BPH: state of the art in the surgical treatment].'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this